APh/EE 131

Light Interaction with Atomic Systems-Lasers

9 units (3-0-6)    |  second term
Prerequisites: APh/EE 130.
Light-matter interaction, spontaneous and induced transitions in atoms and semiconductors. Absorption, amplification, and dispersion of light in atomic media. Principles of laser oscillation, generic types of lasers including semiconductor lasers, mode-locked lasers. Frequency combs in lasers. The spectral properties and coherence of laser light.
Instructor: Vahala

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