Fundamentals of Light and Lasers

Lab Activities presented by John Chamberlain, CORD

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  1. 1-1A: Finding the Speed of Red Light in Optical Grade Plastic
  2. 1-1B: Determining the Wavelength of Red Light
  3. 1-1C: The Spectrum of Colored Light
  4. 1-1D: The Polarization of Light
  5. 1-2A: Familiarization with Optical Equipment and Components
  6. 1-2B: Care and Cleaning of High Grade Optical Components
  7. 1-2C: Building an Inexpensive Spectrometer
  8. 1-3A: Irradiance
  9. 1-3B: Laser Eye Protection Equipment
  10. 1-3C.1,2: Windows and Mirrors
  11. 1-3D: Optical Filters
  12. 1-3E.1,2,3: Optical Photometer Use and Stability
  13. 1-4A: Prisms and Lenses
  14. 1-4B: Optical Alignment Techniques
  15. 1-4C: Law of Reflection
  16. 1-4D: Lenses
  17. 1-5A: Working with Diffraction Patterns, Wavelengths, and Polarization
  18. 1-5B: Interference and Diffraction
  19. 1-5C.1: Polarization, Law of Malus
  20. 1-6A: Measurement of Beam Diameter and Beam Divergence