From Star Wars to Gerard Mourou talking about shooting down space debris with giant lasers, lasers are probably the part of optics that most people get excited about. And for good reason! Lasers are awesome! This portion of the website is all about what exactly lasers are, how they work, and how they can be characterized.

Section 1: Lasers Introduction
Section 2: Classical Laser Theory
Section 3: Modern Laser Theory
Section 4: Atomic Rate Equations
Section 5: Population Inversion
Section 6: Laser Amplification
Section 7: Laser Oscillation
Section 8: Resonators

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