PHO* K241 - Introduction to Laser Technology
3 CREDIT HOURS
Corequisite: MAT* K137 .
This course provides an introduction to the physics of lasers, laser output characteristics, and types of lasers. Application of lasers will be also be explored. Topics include solid state, gas, and semiconductor lasers. Laser pumps, resonators, mode structures and power supplies are covered. Use of lasers in materials processing, communication systems, sensors and scientific analysis will be included.
The lab portion of this course will reinforce classroom physics and technology concepts and give students the opportunity to become familiar with common laser instrumentation. Lab projects will allow students to more deeply explore topics of interest. Lab exercises will include practice with Diode, HeNe, Argon, Fiber and CO2 lasers.
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