NAME OF COURSE/MODULE: LASER TECHNOLOGY
COURSE CODE: SFF 4023
NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF: DR. WAN MAISARAH MUKHTAR
RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE  IN THE PROGRAMME: A clear understanding  of the laser theory will allow students to become more familiar with the laser physics and the types of lasers.  This course also provides knowledge of applications of low power laser and high power laser.
SEMESTER AND YEAR OFFERED: SEM 2 / YEAR 3
TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) FACE TO FACE TOTAL GUIDED AND INDEPENDENT LEARNING
L = Lecture

T = Tutorial

P = Practical

O= Others

L

30

T

 

10

P

 

0

O

 

80

L + T + P + O = 120 HOURS

CREDIT VALUE: 3
PREREQUISITE (IF ANY): NONE
OBJECTIVES: This course covers the basic principles of laser operations and applications with particular emphasis on laser safety. Beginning with an introduction to incoherent and coherent light sources, the structure of the atom, emission processes, and stimulated emission of radiation will be studied. Next, laser output characteristics  and modification, laser materials and components, and common types of industrial lasers will be studied. Included is an overview of major industrial laser applications.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Students should be:

1. Able to demonstrate knowledge of fundamental aspects of laser physics and the laser principles behind of all types of lasers. (CTPS3, C3)

2. Able to apply the knowledge of the fundamental aspects of laser physics as well as quantitative reasoning and mathematical analysis skills to effectively solve problems. (LL3, P2)

3. Able to demonstrate understanding  of the applications of both low power and high power laser.(EM2, A2)

TRANSFERABLE  SKILLS: 1.    Scientific and technical knowledge

2.    Specialization

3.    Design skills

4.    Life long learning

TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY: Teaching-learning strategy:

  • The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, assignments, group work, blended learning using authentic materials, informal activities and various textbooks.

Assessment strategy:

  • Formative
  • Summative
SYNOPSIS: The goal of this course is to provide upper level undergraduate  with knowledge and understanding  of fundamental aspects of laser physics and their applications, including the properties of laser, laser principles, the laser output and modifying output, types of lasers, gas lasers, solid state and fiber lasers, semiconductor  diode lasers, low power and high power laser applications and laser in research.
MODE OF DELIVERY: Lecture, Lab Practical, Group Work, Online assignment etc
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES:
A. Continuous Assessment (60%)
Category Percentage
·    Quiz/ Test

·    Mini project Presentation Assignment and Presentation

·    One Assignment Based on Aqli-NaqliIntegration

·          Mid-Term Test

10%

10%

10%

30%

B. Final Examination (40%)
Examination 40 % Structured type questions
MAIN REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE 1.     Silfvast, W. T.  2005. Laser Fundamentals.  2nd Edition. Cambridge University Press

2.     Hecht, J., 2008. Understanding  Lasers. 3rd Edition. John Wiley and Sons.

3.     Fermann,  M.  E.,  Galvanauskas,  A.,  Sucha,  G.  2002.  Ultrafast  Lasers:  Technology  and  Applications  (Optical  Engineering).  CRC Press.

4.     Hitz, C. B., Ewing, J. J., Hecht, J. 2001. Introduction to Laser Technology, (3rd Edition). John Wiley & Sons.

5.     Laufer, G. 1996. Introduction to Optics and Lasers in Engineering.   Cambridge University Press.

6.     Davis, C. C. 1996. Lasers and Electro-optics:  Fundamentals  and Engineering. Cambridge University Press.

ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUPPORTING   THE COURSE NIL