2- PHYS 532 Advanced Laser Physics : 3(3+0)

Propagation of optical beams in homogenous and guiding media; ABCD law, Optical resonators, Fabry-Perot etalon, mode stability criteria, losses in optical resonator, unstable resonator ; Theory of laser oscillation, threshold conditions, Fabry-Perot laser, line-shape function and line broadening effects, three and four level systems, mode locking and Q-switching; Non-linear phenomena; Frequency conversion; High power lasers.

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