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Advanced Laser Physics: Course Outline (PH-613)

Advanced laser physics is a specialized course for graduates who major in optics physics. This course covers the fundamental concepts and properties of laser, the semi-classical theory of laser, application of semi-classical theory to interaction of inten

Course Outline

  • Spontaneous and stimulated emission.
  • Absorption.
  • The laser idea.
  • Pumping schemes.
  • Properties of laser beams.
  • Laser types.
  • Absorption and stimulated emission.
  • Line-Broadening Mechanisms.
  • Nonradiative decay and energy transfer.
  • Degenerate or strongly coupled levels.
  • Saturation.
  • Fluorscence decay of an optically dense medium.
  • Energy levels.
  • Radiative and nonradiative transitions in molecules.
  • Bulk semiconductors.
  • Semiconductor Quantum Wells.
  • Quantum wires and quantum dots.
  • Ray and waves propagation through optical media.
  • Properties of laser beams.
  • Laser beam transformation.
  • Propagation.
  • Amplification.
  • Vbfrequency conversion.
  • Pulse compression and pulse expansion.
  • Solid-State.
  • Dye and semiconductor lasers.
  • Continuous wave laser behavior.
  • Transient laser behavior.
  • Passive optical resonators.
  • Pumping processes.

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