Ultrafast Physics 1

Module PH2158

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.

Basic Information

PH2158 is a semester module in German or English language at Master’s level which is offered in winter semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • General catalogue of special courses
  • Specific catalogue of special courses for Applied and Engineering Physics
  • Specific catalogue of special courses for condensed matter physics

If not stated otherwise for export to a non-physics program the student workload is given in the following table.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
150 h 40 h 5 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH2158 is Reinhard Kienberger.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


Das Modul umfasst Grundlagen der modernen Optik, der Laserphysik, insbesondere der Ultrakurzpulstechnik sowie Anwendungen ultrakurzer Laserpulse. Im speziellen wird auf nichtlineare Optik, Fourieroptik, Faseroptik und Femtosekunden-Pulserzeugung, -Verstärkung und -Charakterisierung eingegangen. Anwendungen von ultrakurzen Pulsen in der Spektroskopie, Mikroskopie und Materialbearbeitung werden vorgestellt.

Learning Outcome

Nach erfolgreicher Teilnahme an diesem Modul ist der / die Studierende in der Lage die:

1. Die methoden der nichlineare Optik und Laserphysik zu verstehen und auf probleme der Erzeugung, Vesrtärkung und Charakterisierung ultrakurer Laserimpulsen anzuwenden.

2. Die Fourieroptik bei Problemen der optischen Abbildung und moderne Mikroskopie anzuwenden.

3. Die Ausbreitung ultrakurzer Lichtpulsen in Glasfasern zu verstehen.

4. Die verschiedene Methoden der zeitaugelösten Laserspektroskopie zu kennen.


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Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VO 2 Ultrafast Physics 1 Iglev, H. Donnerstag, 12:00–14:00

Learning and Teaching Methods

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Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

In an oral exam the learning outcome is tested using comprehension questions and sample problems.

In accordance with §12 (8) APSO the exam can be done as a written test. In this case the time duration is 60 minutes.

Remarks on associated module exams

The exam for this module can be taken together with the exam to the associated follow-up module PH2159: Ultrakurzzeitphysik 2 / Ultrafast Physics 2 after the follwoing semester. In this case you need to register for both exams in the following semester.

Exam Repetition

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

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