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PHYS 352       (2-0-2)            Introduction to lasers

Propagation of rays and Gaussian beams in lens-like media, optical resonators, spontaneous and stimulated emission, interaction of optical radiation and atomic systems, conditions for laser oscillation, homogeneous and inhomogeneous broadening, gas lasers, solid state lasers, Q-switching and mode locking of lasers.

Prerequisites: PHYS 351, PHYS 353 (Concurrent).