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2016-2017 Academic Catalogue 
2016-2017 Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PY 345 - Lasers and Their Applications

Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

This course will introduce students to the fundamental physics associated with the design and operation of lasers.  It is intended to be a “first course” that covers a fairly wide range of topics in laser physics at an introductory level.  Although the course is not a laboratory course, we will take occasional trips to the instructor’s research lab in order to illustrate concepts discussed in lecture.  This course also has as one of its goals introducing students to various applications of lasers in science and technology.  This will be accomplished through lecture and student presentations.  Prior experience in programming in MATLAB or Mathematica is recommended. Prerequisite(s): PY 335