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Lasers and Optics: Course Contents (PHY-609)

Optical physics is a subfield of atomic, molecular, and optical physics A laser is a device that emits light through a process of optical amplification

Course Contents

Spontaneous and stimulated emission

Absorption and 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


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 and Amplification

Frequency conversion

Pulse compression and pulse expansion


Dye and semiconductor lasers

Continuous wave laser behavior

Transient laser behavior

Passive optical resonators

Pumping processes.

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