PH450  Laser Physics and Applications 
Spring Term 2005
General Information 
Instructor: 
Galen C. Duree Jr., PhD 
Office: 
DL102 
Phone: 
8726025 
EMail: 

Campus Box: 
182 
Office Hours: 
9:00 AM  9:50 AM M T W Th 
Text: 
Fundamentals of Photonics B. E. A. Saleh and M. C. Teich 
Homework: 
Homework problems will be assigned in class at which time the due date will be given (or see below under Assignments). Please show all of your work. Please write only on one side of the paper. You are encouraged to discuss the homework with your colleagues, however, you are required to prepare your own solutions. 
Exams: 
There will be a takehome midterm exam and a comprehensive oral final exam 
Laboratory: 
There will be about eight laboratories with this course. Each student is responsible for turning in one memoformat lab report for each lab. In addition, each lab group is responsible for maintaining a lab notebook which is to be a detailed description about what was done in the lab. This lab notebook is to be turned in at the end of the term. The notebook will be graded and will have a maximum point value equal to one lab report (100 points). 
Grades: 
The final grade will be determined as follows: Homework – 30% Exams – 40% Laboratory – 30% 
Topics The following is a list of chapters potentially covered in this course. The list may need to be modified depending on how the course progresses. 
Please review Chapter 1 Chapter 2 
Ray Optics  especially Section 1.4 (Matrix Optics) Wave Optics  especially Section 2.2 (Wave Equation) 
Chapter 9 
Resonator Optics 
Chapter 3 
Beam Optics 
Chapter 11 
Photon Optics 
MidTerm Exam 

Chapter 13 
Laser Amplifiers 
Chapter 14 
Lasers 
The midterm exam will be given out in class on Monday, April 18, 2005 and due by 5:15 PM on Monday, April 25, 2005 
Assignments 
Due Tuesday, March 29, 2005  
Due Monday, April 18, 2005  
Due Monday, May 2, 2005  
Due Thursday, May 12, 2005  
Due Thursday, May 19, 2005 (The last one!) 
Laboratories 
Experiment #6 No soft copy! 
Modelocking 
Experiment #7  
Experiment #8 No soft copy! 
Dye Flouresence and Absorption 
Last update 06/28/2010 by Galen C. Duree Jr.