Courses Detail Information
VE539 – Lasers
Credits: 3 credits
Degree Program: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Terms Offered: Summer
The course covers the fundamental physical processes of lasers, introduces relevant engineering and explores a variety of specific laser systems. Topics will cover complete study of laser operation: the atom-field interaction; homogeneous and inhomogeneous broadening mechanisms; atomic rate equations; gain and saturation; laser oscillation; laser resonators, modes, and cavity equations; cavity modes; laser dynamics, Q-switching and mode-locking. Special topics such as femto-seconds lasers and ultrahigh power lasers.