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Lecture : Laser Fundamentals I
By Shaoul Ezekiel | Understanding Lasers and Fiberoptics
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Course Description

Lasers are essential to an incredibly large number of applications. Today, they are used in bar code readers, compact discs, medicine, communications, sensors, materials processing, computer printers, data processing, 3D-imaging, spectroscopy, navigation, non-destructive testing, chemical processing, color copiers, laser "shows", and in the military. There is hardly a field untouched by the laser. But what exactly is so unique about lasers that makes them so effective?

This brief video course is designed for engineers, scientists, medical personnel, managers, and others who work with lasers and/or fiberoptics, or who anticipate working with lasers and/or fiberoptics, yet have little or no background in laser or fiberoptic basics. The course focuses on fundamentals and emphasizes a physical intuitive interpretation of laser and fiberoptic phenomena and their applications. Because Prof. Ezekiel keeps mathematics to a minimum, the topics covered are easily understood, without the need for a strong technical background. Prof. Ezekiel uses plain language, graphic illustrations, and video demonstrations to explain the basic characteristics of lasers and fiberoptics.

Courses Index
1 : Advanced Topics in Circuit Design   (Elad Alon / Berkeley)
2 : Introduction to Digital Integrated Circuits   (Jan RABAEY / Berkeley)
3 : Advanced Analog Integrated Circuits   (Elad Alon / Berkeley)
4 : Introduction to Microelectronic Circuits   (Bernhard BOSER / Berkeley)
5 : The Fourier Transform and its Applications   (Brad Osgood / Stanford)
6 : Introduction to Linear Dynamical Systems   (Stephen Boyd / Stanford)
7 : Convex Optimization I   (Stephen Boyd / Stanford)
8 : Convex Optimization II   (Stephen Boyd / Stanford)
9 : Circuits and Electronics   (Anant Agarwal / MIT)
10 : Computer System Engineering   (Samuel Madden / MIT)
11 : Introduction to Algorithms   (Erik Demaine / MIT)
12 : Principles of Digital Communications I   (Lizhong Zheng / MIT)
13 : Principles of Digital Communication II   (David Forney / MIT)
14 : Electromagnetics and Applications   (Multiple Instructors / MIT)
15 : Information and Entropy   (Paul Penfield / MIT)
16 : Fundamentals of Laser   (Sabieh Anwar / LUMS)
17 : Synchrotron Radiation for Materials Science   (David Attwood / Berkeley)
18 : Linear Integrated Circuits   (Clark Nguyen / Berkeley)
19 : Digital Circuit Design   (Ken Boyd / University of New South Wales)
20 : Speech and Audio Processing   (Multiple Multiple / University of New South Wales)