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; Intro to Nonlinear Optics; Nanolaser; Intro to Metamaterials and Naanophotonics

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; Intro to Nonlinear Optics; Nanolaser; Intro to Metamaterials and Naanophotonics

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.

Computer Requirements:

ProEd minimum computer requirements.

ProEd Minimum Requirements:

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Tuition & Fees:

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