704002 VO Laser Safety for Physicists

winter semester 2021/2022 | Last update: 10.01.2022 Place course on memo list
VO Laser Safety for Physicists
VO 1
every 2nd year

Basic Knowledge on laser safety rules for experimentalists working in optics laboratory.

1. Laser Safety: Overview and motivation
2. Overview of European standards and guidelines
3. Overview of hazards when working with lasers
4. Laser classification system
5. Interaction of laser light with human eyes and skin
6. How to calculate the damage thresholds for exposure for any laser
7. Advice on how to be safer in the lab



Lecture with practical examples and exercises

Final examination test (written)

Course notes

No formal requirements but the students should be familiar with SI units, changing between them, and the basics of laser physics (how they are quantified) and classical optics (lenses, Gaussian beams).

Course recommended for Master students in Experimental Physics and PhD students in their first year

Group 1
Date Time Location
Tue 2022-01-25
10.15 - 12.00 HSB 1 HSB 1 Barrier-free
Fri 2022-01-28
09.00 - 11.00 HSB 1 HSB 1 Barrier-free