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Optics and Lasers: Building and Understanding Optical Systems

MAE 421/ENV 421/ENE 411

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The course introduces fundamentals of optics, lasers, and Fourier transforms through lectures and hands-on activities. The topics include ray and wave optics, imaging and image processing, optical Fourier transforms, principles of lasers, and applications in nuclear fusion for renewable energy, environmental sensing, space exploration, ultrafast metrology, chemistry, and physics.
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Section L01

  • Type: Lecture
  • Section: L01
  • Status: O
  • Enrollment: 11
  • Capacity: 20
  • Class Number: 22685
  • Schedule: TTh 01:30 PM-02:50 PM

Section P01

  • Type: Precept
  • Section: P01
  • Status: O
  • Enrollment: 11
  • Capacity: 20
  • Class Number: 22686
  • Schedule: F 01:30 PM-02:50 PM