ECE 55200 - Introduction to LasersLecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3
CMPE Special Content Elective
Normally Offered: Each Spring
ECE 30411 or ECE 31100
An introduction to lasers and laser applications which does not require a knowledge of quantum mechanics as a prerequisite. Topics include: the theory of laser operation, some specific laser systems, non-linear optics, optical detection, and applications to optical communications, holography, laser-driven fusion, and integrated optics.
- Laser Electronics, J. Verdeyen, Prentice-Hall, 1995, ISBN No. 0-13-706666-X.
Recommended Text(s): None.
|3||Introduction: Review of Some Aspects of Classical Optics Elementary Optical Cavity Analysis. Gaussian Beams. Laser Cavity Modes.|
|2||Interactions of Radiation with Matter. Absorption, Emission, Scattering, Line Broadening. Laser Media.|
|4||Introduction to Laser Theory. Rate Theory. Gain Saturation. Homogeneous and Inhomogeneous Broadening. Gain Narrowing. Output Coupling. Optimization. Hole Burning. Threshold Behavior. Pulse Generation.|
|Specific Laser Systems: Solid State lasers. Tunable Lasers. Gas Lasers. Semiconductor Lasers.|
|1||Special Topics (Detectors, Coherence, etc...)|