PHYS323-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Laser Physics and Modern Optics

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023


The aim of this course is to discuss the physics of the atom-radiation interaction, optical materials, laser physics as well as quantum and non-linear optics with particular reference to key topical applications such as femtosecond lasers and non-linear spectroscopy.


1) PHYS203; (2) PHYS206; (3) MATH103 or MATH109 or EMTH119 or MATH201. RP: PHYS205, MATH201


Recommended Preparation

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Jon-Paul Wells


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Final Exam 60%
Homework(s) 40%

Additional Course Outline Information

Academic integrity

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $951.00

International fee $4,750.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 10 people apply to enrol.

For further information see School of Physical & Chemical Sciences .

All PHYS323 Occurrences

  • PHYS323-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023