PHY 441/541 Optics and Laser Physics (4)

Lecture and laboratory course covering all aspects of lasers and their applications. Teaches basics of physical and geometrical optics and atomic physics in detail to understand the design, operation, and application of lasers. Topics include gaussian beams, cavity design, rate equation models of laser gain media, different types of lasers, and nonlinear optics.

Prerequisite: PHY 281, 293, or permission of instructor.

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