PHYS 312 - Lasers & Optics

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Take PHYS-202 or PHYS-216. (Required, Previous). | Take MATH-201. (Required, Concurrent). | Take PHYS-312L. (Required, Concurrent).
Credit Hours: Min: 4; Max:

Description: Introduction to lasers and optics. Laser topics include laser emission, holography, fiber optics, laser spectroscopy, and laser applications. Optics topics include geometrical and physical optics with an emphasis on the wave properties of light, such as diffraction, interference, and polarization. Students will operate many types of lasers, including a diode laser, helium-neon laser, nitrogen laser, Nd:YAG laser, and dye laser.

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