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ELEC 212   Fundamentals of Light and Lasers* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites: MATH 131 (or higher).

This is the foundational course necessary for applying lasers and/or photonics to other technologies. It covers the basics of light and lasers that will allow a technician to continue his or her studies in any photonics-enabled technology. This course reviews the physics of light, geometrical and wave optics, light sources, basic optical material and lab equipment, laser principles, and laser safety. 2 hrs. lecture and 3 hrs. lab/wk.