University of New Mexico Physics and Astronomy   Sheik-Bahae's Group  

Instructor:  Prof. Mansoor Sheik-Bahae                             

Office:  Physics & Astronomy Rm. 1109 (North Wing)   

Phone: 277-2080    

To see me in my office, please make an appointment (call or email).



302L: PHYC 302 or 330 or 262 or 160

476L/477L:  PHYC 302 or PHYC/ECE 463 or 464

Please drop the course if you have not passed at least one of the pre-requisite courses.

          Class meeting times  (BE ON TIME):

  • Interaction with TAs and Instructors during the lab sessions
  • Lab Notebooks (New Requirement; see bellow)
  • Lab Reports
  • An oral exam at the end of each experiment   

    Each student will be given a  blank lab notebook (60 pages/double sided) on the first day of the course. She/he must record the details of each experiment follwing the guidelines described here.

Lab Report Template



Useful Sites






OSHA Laser Safety



All students enrolled are required to read the above OSHA manual carefully. You will be asked to sign an "Agreement of Understanding" form on the first session of this course.


Lab Notebook Instructions

Lab Manuals and Notes

Click on the button next to each subject to submit your lab report.  

Lab Report Template


(Error Analysis) pdf


1. Detectors Video Link

2. Scopes


Lab Report Template 



Virtual Optical Table

 Check Your Eyesight!

(a Fourier Optics trick)


Basic Optics Experiments (for 302L only)

The Wavemeter

Velocity Measurements by Optical Techniques

Ray Tracing and Lens Aberrations



Modelocking a CW Laser  

Fourier Optics  

Polarization Study

He-Ne Laser  

Diode-Pumped Solid-State (DPSS) Laser  

Nonlinear Optics (NEW: v 2.0)  img1.gif


Mode-Locked Ti:Sapphire Laser (coming soon!!)