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Introduction to Lasers

ECE55200

Credit Hours: 3

Learning Objective:
This course will cover the operation and characteristics of the laser.

Description:
This course will cover the operation and characteristics of the laser. The following topics will be covered: Introduction, Basic Operation and History; Stability of Optical Cavities; Gaussian Beams; Resonant Cavities; Atomic Radiation; Laser Oscillation; Types and Operation of Lasers; Properties of Laser Radiation.
Spring 2017 Syllabus

Topics Covered:
Introduction, Basic Operation and History; Stability of Optical Cavities; Gaussian Beams; Resonant Cavities; Atomic Radiation; Laser Oscillation; Types and Operation of Lasers; Properties of Laser Radiation.

Prerequisites:
Knowledge of basic optics and EM. Knowledge of Quantum Mechanics is not a prerequisite for this course.

Applied/Theory: 20/80

Homework:
Approximately 6 assignments

Projects:
A technical literature report based on journals having to do with lasers will be required.

Exams:
1 midterm and 1 final exam

Textbooks:
Official textbook information is now listed in the Schedule of Classes. NOTE: Textbook information is subject to be changed at any time at the discretion of the faculty member. Tentative: REQUIRED TEXTBOOK: ISBN: 9780137066667 -- Laser Electronics Author: J. Verdeyen Publisher: Prentice-Hall Edition/3rd Edition. If you have questions or concerns please contact the academic department.

Computer Requirements:
ProEd minimum computer requirements.

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SEMESTERS

Spring 2017
Spring 2019
Spring 2021

CURRENT INSTRUCTOR(S)

Vladimir M. Shalaev

Phone
765-494-9855

Email
shalaev@purdue.edu

Office
Purdue University
Electrical Engineering Building
465 Northwestern Ave
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2035

Fax
765-494-6951

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