Departments of ECE and MSE, Cornell University
MWF 10:10 – 11:00 am
Location: Bard Hall 140, Official Course Link
Office hours: TBD
ECE 3030 or permission of instructor.
About the course
Introduction to the operation, physics, and application of lasers. The course covers diffraction-limited optics, Gaussian beams, optical resonators, the interaction of radiation with matter, stimulated emission, rate equations, and laser design. Examples of coherent radiation to nonlinear optics, communication, and leading-edge research are frequently used. Course concludes with a lab where students design and then build a laser.
+Be able to analytically design and physically construct a functional laser with simple optics.
+Be able to design a laser optic system using mirrors, lenses and gain media based on Gaussian beam analysis.
+Understand the general operating principles of laser systems, and be knowledgeable of specific systems (e.g. tunable, ultrafast, high power, fiber and semiconductor lasers).
+Understand how to design and the physics behind continuous wave operation, mode locking, Q-switching, and harmonic generation.
The following text will be required for the course:
- Laser Electronics (Joseph T. Verdeyen, 3rd Edition)
Course related materials
+ Supporting Slides [Note: the slides are not meant to replace the text!]
+ Handout 0: Course Information
Are available here.
7 – Assignment 7 posted: 11/30/2016 due: 12/09/2016 solutions
Email: djena at cornell dot edu if you have any questions