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Laser Systems Engineering
While there are a number of courses on laser design, this course emphasizes a systems‐level overview of the design and engineering of optical systems which incorporate these unique sources of light. Starting with a review of Gaussian beam characteristics and propagation, we then look at laser system optics, beam control and scanning, detectors specific to laser systems, and the integration of these topics for developing a complete laser-based optical system. The emphasis is on real‐world design problems, as well as the commercial off-the‐shelf (COTS) components used to solve them.

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Aug 17, 2021 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Keith Kasunic
Technical Director @Optical Systems Group LLC
Keith J. Kasunic has more than 30 years of experience developing optical, electro-optical, infrared, and laser systems. He holds a Ph.D. in Optical Sciences from the University of Arizona, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT. He has worked for or been a consultant to a number of organizations, including Ball Aerospace, Sandia National Labs, and Nortel Networks; he is currently the Technical Director of Optical Systems Group, LLC. He is also the author of three textbooks [Optical Systems Engineering (McGraw-Hill, 2011), Optomechanical Systems Engineering (John Wiley, 2015), and Laser Systems Engineering (SPIE Press, 2016)], an Adjunct Professor at Univ. of North Carolina – Charlotte, an Instructor for SPIE, an Instructor with Georgia Tech Professional Education, and an Instructor for the Optical Engineering Certificate Program at Univ. of California – Irvine.