Section 1: Lasers Introduction

While many of the most fundamental discoveries of optics were made without the use of a laser, the introduction of the laser in 1960 by Theodore Maiman with his demonstration of a ruby laser (later to become the doped Ti:Sapphire we know and love today) allowed a lot more interesting experimental work to happen. The following sections go over the general properties of a laser, how they were described by Einstein, laser configurations, and some simple applications of lasers aka why you should learn about them.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Laser Cavities
  3. Absorption and Emission of Light

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