University of New Mexico Physics and Astronomy  Assignments Sheik-Bahae's Group Cool Sites (Updated)

Instructor:  Prof. Mansoor Sheik-Bahae                             

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

Phone: 277-2080    

E-mail: msb@unm.edu
To see me in my office, please make an appointment (call or email).

 

Class meeting times: Mondays, Wedensdays  17:30- 18:45 am;   Physics and Astronomy, Room 184

 

Textbook: Laser Electronics   By  Joseph T. Verdeyen

 

Reference Textbooks:  

Optical Electronics in Modern Communications by  Amnon Yariv,   

Lasers by A. E. Siegman,  Laser Fundamentals by William Silfvast

 

Pre-requisites:  E&M, Undergraduate  Physics, Modern Physics, Knowledge of Differential Equations, Linear & Complex Algebra.

 

Teaching Assistant: Behnam Abaie    

        

 Assignments: Homework problem sets will be assigned on a regular basis throughout the semester, most likely one set per week. Click here to go to the assignments page.

 

Tests:   There will be two exams:  One Midterm and the Final  Exam.  

 

Tentative Test Date (subject to change):      Midterm: Wed. Oct. 15    Final: TBA,  5:307:30 p.m.  Check the UNM's Office of Registrar for possible changes in the Final exam schedule.

 

Grading:   The final grade is weighted as follows:
Midterm: 35%
Final: 50%
Homework: 15%

 

 

 

Laser Lab Tour: E-mail me if intersted

 

 

"LASERS: solution looking for a problem"  The Movie

 

 

Past Exams

Midterm (2001), (2006), (2010), (2012),

Final (2001)

Final (2003)

 

Fianl Formula Sheet    

 

 

 

 

 

Download OSLO-EDU

 

 Modelocking Tutorial

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Power Point Lectures

Brief History of Lasers

 

Specific Lasers  (pdf)

 

Semiconductor Lasers (pdf) 


1- Introduction  (historical overview)           [1 lecture]

2- Review of E&M theory (Chapter 1)           [2 lectures]    

3-Ray tracing (ABCD matrix method) (Chapter 2)  [3 lectures]    

4-Gaussian Beams (Chapter 3)                     [4 lectures]    

5-Optical Cavities (Chapter 5 & 6)         [2 lectures]    

6-Gain Medium (field-atom interaction) (Chapter 7)  [5 lectures]    

7- Laser Oscillation (Chapter 8)     [4 lectures]    

8- General Laser Characteristics (Chapter 9)  [6 lectures]    

9- Various Laser Systems (Parts of Chapters 10 & 11)  [3 lectures]    

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