OPSE 402: High Power Laser and Photonics Applications - Federici

Instructor: Dr. John Federici

Course Description: Open to all engineering, computer science, biology, and science majors with junior or senior standing. Advanced combined laboratory and lecture course emphasizing photonics and high power laser applications. The lecture and laboratory portions of the course focus on the different specialities of the associated faculty in which each faculty member designs the experiment/supporting lecture in their field of expertise. Topics include Maxwell's equations, principles of lasers, electro-optics, non-linear optics, absorption and transmission of light, bio-optics, fiber-optic communications, chemiluminescence, scattering from periodic surfaces and colloids, sensors. Topics and experiments change on a semester basis depending on interests of enrolled students

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Syllabus

Course Outline File (HTML)
He - Ne Laser File (pdf)
2nd Harmonic Generation File (pdf)
Time-Resolved Fluoresence File
Simulated Laser Surgery File (HTML)

Lab: Simulated Laser Surgery

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Lab: Align a HeNe laser Cavity, Measure transverse modes HeNe Laser (PDF)
Lab: Built, test and evaluate a fiber-optic communications link. Link is based on LEDs that are modulated (and detected) through a computer’s communication port Comm Link (DOC)
Lab: Demonstrate and study Second Harmonic Generation in a non-linear crystal SHG (PDF)
Lab: Using a THz Time-Domain spectroscopy, measure THz transmission and reflection spectra of materials. Based on experimental data, extract real and imaginary indices of refraction. THz Spectroscopy
Lab: Using THz TDS in the 2-D imaging mode, image the water content of a leaf and the interior structure of an RF ID card THz Imaging
Lab: Lab Report Format Download (DOC)

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