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Physics (PHYS)

PHYS 572 Laser Physics and Quantum Optics (3) Theory of modern lasers, non-linear and quantum optics, photon statistics, laser spectroscopies, pulsed lasers.

PHYS 572 Laser Physics and Quantum Optics (3)

Students will learn the basic physics of lasers, how they work and how they are used, primarily for physics research at the graduate level. They will become familiar with a broad array of the most important topics of laser physics including mode competition, pulsed lasers, pulse propagation, non-linear laser spectroscopy, laser stabilization, and the quantum nature of laser light. Students will enhance their technical writing and presentation skills. Students will use the background they have acquired to develop an oral presentation related on a research advance related to lasers.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: PHYS 410, PHYS 561 orCHEM 565

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.

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