OPSC 102 Lasers and Applications I - Laboratory

This first Laser Systems and Applications course introduce the student to the theory and practice of CW and pulsed lasers. At the end of the course, the student will understand the principles of laser operation, safety guidelines, measurement of output beam characteristics, basic troubleshooting, and applications. This will allow the student to understand and operate lasers in research, commercial, and industrial settings, and will give him or her the skills to choose appropriate laser systems and the knowledge to setup and operate them.
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Universidad Metropolitana
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New Horizons: Puerto Rico Lasers and Photonics Career Pathways
Laser alignment, Laser tuning, Q-Switching laser pulsewidth, pulse repetition frequency, and duty cycle measurements, Basic Nd:YAG Laser Setup and Frequency doubling efficiency measurements, HeNe laser setup, alignment, and characterization, Nd:YAG laser setup, alignment, and characterization with Frequency Doubler

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Credential Type:
  • Certificate
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
Time Required:
8 weeks
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Course Note:
Certificate in Photonics and Lasers Technical Specialist


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