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Abstract Title: Undergraduate Laser Laboratory at SJSU
Abstract: The department of physics and astronomy at San Jose State University houses the Institute for Modern Optics, and our upper-division laboratory offerings reflect this departmental research focus.  This presentation will focus on our undergraduate laser laboratory course (the optics laboratory course will be covered in a companion talk by Dr. Ramen Bahuguna).  The laser laboratory utilizes both off-the-shelf and homemade lasers, both department-purchased and donated lab equipment.  A summary of the experiments and central learning concepts will be presented.  Of particular note will be the balance between developing useful laser laboratory skills and reinforcing the theoretical analysis from the associated lasers course (much of which turns out to be overly simplistic, when applied to actual experiments).
Abstract Type: Contributed Presentation
Contributed Presentation: Download the Contributed Presentation
Session: Session XVI - Teaching the Optics Course

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Ken Wharton
Department of Physics and Astronomy, San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0106
Co-Author(s)
and Co-Presenter(s)
None, but please schedule this presentation in the same session as the related presentation by Dr. Ramen Bahuguna from San Jose State University.  His email address is .