Laser Technology


Course Description

Ray optics and electromagnetic theory will first be reviewed. Optical cavities will be discussed with emphasis of resonance. Atomic radiation will be introduced as the basic of laser. Afterward, laser oscillation, amplification and excitation will be learned. Some general characteristics of lasers will also be summarized and principles of common lasers (semiconductor laser, tunable laser and gaseous-discharge laser, etc.) will be studied. Spectroscopy of lasers and detector of optical radiation will also be discussed.