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Course number and title: EE271 Classical Laser Theory
Credits: 4
Instructor(s)-in-charge: C. Joshi (cjoshi@ee.ucla.edu)
Course type: Lecture
Required or Elective: A Physical and Wave Electronics Area course.
Course Schedule:
Lecture: 4 hrs/week.
Outside Study: 8 hrs/week.
 
Course Assessment:
Exams: 1 midterm and 1 final examination.
 
Grading Policy: Typically, 40% midterm and 60% final.
Course Prerequisites: EE172.
Catalog Description: Microscopic and macroscopic laser phenomena and propagation of optical pulses using classical formalism.  
Textbook and any related course material:
J. M. Liu, Photonic Devices, Cambridge University Press, 2005.
 
Course Website
Topics covered in the course:
Introduction on lasers.
Optical transitions; optical absorption and amplification.
Population inversion for optical gain. Laser amplifiers.
Resonant optical cavities.
Laser oscillation. Laser power.
Pulsed lasers.
Optical fiber lasers.
Semiconductor gain medium. Semiconductor junction structures. Semiconductor lateral structures.
Semiconductors laser amplifiers. Semiconductor lasers.
Semiconductor laser characteristics.
Will this course involve computer assignments? NO Will this course have TA(s) when it is offered? NO

:: Last modified: September 2007 by C. Joshi ::

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