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4140. Principles of Lasers

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHYS 3202 and 3401. Recommended Preparation: PHYS 4150.

Grading Basis: Graded

The physics of lasers, including optical pumping and stimulated emission, laser rate equations, optical resonators, Gaussian beam propagation, Q-switching, mode-locking and nonlinear optics. Applications to gas, solid-state and tunable laser systems.

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