Laser Physics

  • Course Type: Graduate Course
  • Semester Offered: Fall
Course Number: 
OPTI 541
Distance Course: 
Course Description: 
Introduction to physical principals of laser operation, including: semiclassical laser theory, optical resonators, Gaussian beam propagation, steady-state and transient dynamics of laser oscillation, aspects of CW and pulsed operation. Ultrafast laser systems, linear and nonlinear pulse propagation, pulse measurement and characterization of noise in these systems will be emphasized. Examples of commonly used lasers, including solid-state, fiber, and semiconductor systems, as well as related topics such as femtosecond frequency combs, laser stabilization, ultrafast nonlinear optics, and spectroscopy will be discussed.
OPTI 511R or OPTI 544
R. Jason Jones
Course Syllabus: 
Academic Integrity

According to the Arizona Code of Academic Integrity, “Integrity is expected of every student in all academic work. The guiding principle of academic integrity is that a student’s submitted work must be the student’s own.” Unless otherwise noted by the instructor, work for all assignments in this course must be conducted independently by each student. Co-authored work of any kind is unacceptable. Misappropriation of exams before or after they are given will be considered academics misconduct.

Misconduct of any kind will be prosecuted and may result in any or all of the following:

  • Reduction of grade
  • Failing grade
  • Referral to the Dean of Students for consideration of additional penalty, i.e., notation on a student’s transcript re: academic integrity violation, etc.
Students with Learning Disabilities

If a student is registered with the Disability Resource Center, he/she must submit appropriate documentation to the instructor if he/she is requesting reasonable accommodations.

The information contained in this syllabus may be subject to change with reasonable advance notice, as deemed appropriate by the instructor.