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Undergraduate laser and optical physics laboratory course at the U.S. Air Force Academy
Author(s): Randall J. Knize; W. Roc White; Boris V. Zhdanov

Paper Abstract

We have developed a new senior-level undergraduate laboratory course at the US Air Force Academy. The students perform six experiments that include; optical modulators, waveguiding, laser kinetics, CO2 lasers, harmonic generation and the measurement of ultrashort laser pulses. These experiments were chosen so that there is an integrated theme of lasers and optics, to teach experimental methods and reinforce fundamental physics concepts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 2000
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3831, Sixth International Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, (16 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.388726
Show Author Affiliations
Randall J. Knize, U.S. Air Force Academy (United States)
W. Roc White, U.S. Air Force Academy (United States)
Boris V. Zhdanov, U.S. Air Force Academy (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3831:
Sixth International Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics
Jose Javier Sanchez-Mondragon, Editor(s)

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