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PHYS 463 - Fundamentals of Lasers (Put on reserve 9/16/18)


Description:
Overview of laser technology with emphasis on laser characteristics, safety, and applications. (Put on reserve 9/16/18, will go inactive 8/24/21)

Prerequisites:
Prerequisite: PHYS 363.

Credits: (4)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Select a laser for a given application in terms of desired wavelength and power.
  • Select a detector for a given application in terms of desired wavelength and power.
  • Apply the ABCD law to determine whether a laser cavity is stable or unstable.
  • Apply Gaussian beam optics to explain the characteristics of laser radiation.
  • Apply the principles of Fourier mathematics to explain optical phenomena.
  • Apply electromagnetic theory to explain the principles of optics.
Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
1/31/2008



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