5 episodes

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.

High quality versions of the videos are also available through Zeelase.

These videos were produced by the MIT Center for Advanced Engineering Study.

Understanding Lasers and Fiberoptics MIT

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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.

High quality versions of the videos are also available through Zeelase.

These videos were produced by the MIT Center for Advanced Engineering Study.

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    Laser Fundamentals I

    Laser Fundamentals I

    Topics covered: Why the interest in lasers; Unique properties of lasers; How such properties come about; Operation of a simple laser; Other issues/problems; Types of lasers; Basics of fiberoptics; Future

    • 3 sec
    • video
    Laser Fundamentals II

    Laser Fundamentals II

    Topics covered: How a laser is constructed; What determines the laser's power, intensity, energy, wavelength, spot size, collimation, tuning range, spectral width, efficiency, size and weight

    • 3 sec
    • video
    Laser Fundamentals III

    Laser Fundamentals III

    Topics covered: What determines the laser's power, intensity, energy, wavelength, spot size, collimation, tuning range, spectral width, efficiency, size and weight (continued); Generation of very short pulses; What are the problems with lasers

    • 3 sec
    • video
    Laser Fundamentals III (cont.)

    Laser Fundamentals III (cont.)

    Topics covered: Laser transverse modes; Types of lasers

    • 3 sec
    • video
    Fiberoptics Fundamentals

    Fiberoptics Fundamentals

    Topics covered: Why the interest in fiberoptics; How light propagates in an optical fiber; What determines the loss in a fiber; Single mode and multimode propagation; Single polarization fiber; Fiber amplifier operation; Fiberoptics applications

    • 3 sec

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

abonatto ,

Great!

But please fix part 1 (actually it is part 2).

Davecpdx ,

great lectures but wrong files!

courses 1 and 2are the same (both are2 I think). please fix numer 1

jschuman ,

Lasers - Ezekiel

Ziggy is an outstanding teacher and this is a phenomenal course.

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