Although lasers are becoming increasingly important in our high-technology environment, many of the technicians and engineers who install, operate, and maintain them have had little if any formal training in the field of electro-optics. The result can be less efficient usage of these important tools. Understanding Laser Technology was designed to rectify the problem.
In a nutshell, the course answers the questions,
“How does a laser work?”
“And what’s it good for?”
The course uses extensive computer graphics so students can see, for example, energy flowing from the pump source to the population inversion to the circulating power to the output beam. Anyone who completes the course will have a good understanding of what a laser is, and what it can and cannot do. He or she will understand what types of laser to use for different purposes, and how a laser can be modified to improve its performance in a given application.