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PHY1485H F (ARTS & SCI 485)
Laser Physics

Official description

Interference effects in coherent light requires a description beyond ray optics or simple plane waves. The first half of this course builds on your foundation of electromagetic theory and basic optics to develop advanced topics such as interference, spatial coherence, temporal coherence, and diffraction of light. The second half of the course discusses lasers, which are the brightest sources of coherent radiation. Our treatment includes Gaussian beams, resonant cavities, threshold criteria, the Lorentz model of the atom, and a comparison to thermal radiation.

This cross listed course is offered at together with PHY485F. For course schedule please see: Laser Physics

Textbook
                            Several reference texts plus course notes; see e.g., 
Laser Physics by Peter W. Milonni and Joseph H. Eberly (Wiley, 2010)
                        
course title
PHY1485H F (ARTS & SCI 485)
session
fall
group
cross listed course
time and location
This cross listed course is offered at together with PHY485F Please see: PHY485F
instructor

Delivery Methods

In Person

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* Subject to adjustments imposed by public health requirements for physical distancing.

Online - Synchronous
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Asynchronous
A course is considered Asynchronous if it has no requirement for attendance at a specific time or location for any activities or exams.