Lasers in measurements and Micro Manufacturing

ED 5511Lasers in measurements and Micro Manufacturing

Introduction: Basic principles of laser operation, control of laser oscillators; some specific lasers: gaseous, liquid, solid-state, semiconductor; different pumping schemes; continuous-wave and pulsed lasers; laser beam characteristics; interaction of lasers with materials;
Principle of laser-aided measurement techniques: laser telemetry, light detection and ranging techniques, laser-aided diagnostics; optical fiber based sensing; laser systems for various sensing applications; recent advances in sensing, and electro-optic applications;
Laser-aided micro and nano-machining; basics of laser ablation process, pulsed laser deposition of thin films: mechanism and its applications; case studies on micro-fabrication of precision devices and micro-systems.


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2) Walter Koechner, “Solid-State Laser Engineering,” Springer-Verlag, 1999
3) Silvano Donati, “Electro-Optical Instrumentation: Sensing and Measuring with Lasers,” Pearson Education, 2005
4) Christopher C. Davis, “Lasers and Electro-optics, Fundamentals and Engineering,” Cambridge University Press, 1996
5) George Chryssolouris, “Laser Machining: Theory and Practice,” Springer-Verlag, 1991
6) William M. Steen, “Laser Material Processing,” Springer-Verlag, 2003