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    Three Rivers Community College
  Nov 22, 2017
2017-2018 College Catalog
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PHO* K101 - Intro to Light and Lasers

Corequisite: MAT* K137  or MAT* K137S .
This course is a comprehensive study of photonics designed as a one-semester course. It provides the foundation required to prepare technicians in the areas of optics, electro-optics, lasers, and photonics. Topics include: Nature and Properties of Light, Optical Handling and Positioning, Light Sources and Laser Safet, Basic Geometrical Optics, and Basic Physical Optics. The course covers the wave and particle properties of light, light interactions, fundamentals of laboratory safety, bulk optical materials and their properties, optical coatings and methods of coating deposition, laboratory mountings, positioning equipment, surface quality of optical components, inspection methods and procedures, the care and cleaning of optics, concepts of laser safety, laser safety standards, safety classifications, laws of reflection and refraction, image formation with lenses and mirrors, interference, diffraction, and polarization processes. The lab portion of the course provides students with hands on activities to demonstrate the various optical concepts. This course is equivalent to PHY* K103 . One 2 hour lecture; one 3 hour lab.

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