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PHYS 4053 - Lasers and Optical Electronics
  
Course last offered 
 :   
Spring 2017/18
Instructor(s)
 :
WONG Kam Sing
No. of credits
 :
3


Teaching Pattern
  • Duration of course: about 13 weeks
  • Lecture hour(s) per week: 3
 
Content
  • Propagation of Gaussian beams
  • Optical cavity and cavity modes
  • Blackbody radiation and stimulated emission
  • Laser principles and rate equations
  • Examples of solid state, liquid, gas and semiconductor lasers
  • Laser Q-switching and mode-locking
  • Detection of optical radiation
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