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Laser Technology

Module EI0627

This Module is offered by TUM Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of SS 2014

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.

available module versions
SS 2017WS 2015/6SS 2014

Basic Information

EI0627 is a semester module in English language at Bachelor’s level which is offered in summer semester.

This module description is valid from SS 2014 to WS 2016/7.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
150 h 60 h 5 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


The module introduces the fundamental principles of lasers, and discusses the various types of lasers as well as applications.
- Absorption, spontaneous emission and stimulated emission
- Laser oscillator
- Solid-state/fiber lasers, gas lasers, liquid dye lasers, semiconductor lasers
- Pulsed lasers, mode locking
- Applications

Learning Outcome

The students at the end of the module
- developed an understanding of the fundamental principles of lasers
- know different types of lasers
- know basics of laser design
- understand applications for Lasers


Basic knowledge in physics, electronic devices
These modules should be successfully completed before participating:
- Physics for electrical engineers
- Electronic devices

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VI 4 Laser Technology Asirim, Ö. Jirauschek, C. Popp, J. Schreiber, M. Seitner, L. … (insgesamt 6) Wed, 13:15–14:45, 3999
Wed, 15:00–16:30, 3999

Learning and Teaching Methods

In addition to the individual learning methods of the student, an improved understanding is targeted by performing exercises in individual and group work.

As teaching methods, direct instruction/lecturing is used in the lectures, while the exercises are based on interactive teaching (calculating exercises). The practical course will provide hands-on experience.


The following media forms are used:
- Presentations
- Class material
- Exercises (solutions available for download on the Internet)


Recommended literature:
- Class material
- A. Siegman: Lasers

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

In an oral exam students show their understanding of the working principle of different lasers and applications based on several general questions and a discussion with the lecturer on possible answers.

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

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