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Rensselaer Catalog 2007-2008 
Rensselaer Catalog 2007-2008 [Archived Catalog]

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PHYS 4630 - Lasers and Optical Systems

Optical physics and applications of lasers. Design of optical systems. Topics include: wave optics and beam propagation, Gaussian beams, resonators, optical properties of atoms and laser gain media, laser amplifiers, pulsed laser systems, applications of lasers, nonlinear optics.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisite: PHYS 2620 recommended.

When Offered: Fall term odd-numbered years.

Cross Listed: (Cross listed as ECSE 4630. Students cannot obtain credit for both this course and ECSE 4630.)

Credit Hours: 4

Contact, Lecture or Lab Hours: Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours per week.

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