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Key module information
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The photonics teaching laboratory gives training in the experimental photonics, and allows students the opportunity to explore photonics practically in a series of chosen open-ended investigations. Students use their knowledge and skills from the lecture modules, supplemented by additional reading, to investigate relevant photonic effects. Phase I involves work in small groups in introductory areas, then phase II allows primarily individual investigation of topics such as the second harmonic generation, optical parametric oscillation, erbium amplifiers, Nd lasers, optical tweezers, spectroscopy, remote sensing of speed, Brag reflectors, and holography.
Relationship to other modules
As used by St Andrews
Coursework = 100%
No Re-Assessment available, lab-based module
Learning and teaching methods and delivery
3 x 3.5 hr in-person lab or direct lab prep
Additional information from school
PH5181 - Photonics Laboratory 1
Aims & Objectives
To give students training and experience in designing, carrying out, evaluating, and reporting on experimental aspects of photonics.
To provide an environment where students can explore aspects of photonics.
A deep knowledge of photonics
An improved ability to use experimental kit of relevance to photonics
An improved ability to plan and use experiment, computation, and reading to explore science
An improved ability to report and discuss aspects of experimental investigations and associated science
An improved ability in generic skills such as planning experiments, risk assessment, record keeping, data handling and evaluation, uncertainty analysis, drawing evidence-based conclusions. Identifying useful further work.
Work on exploring laser power and modes
Wrk on key aspects of experimental optics
Training in use of Matlab for mathematical modelling and exploration of photonics