Lasers and Optics

Lasers Video Course By Prof.Shaoul Ezekiel (MIT)
Students Enrolled: 1 Total Lecturs: 31
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What will I learn from this course?

  • appreciate lasers and fibre opticsconcepts


  • Anybody who is interested to know about Fibre Optics

Who is the target audience?

  • Anybody who is interested to know about fibre optics

Course Curriculum

Total: 31 lectures

  • 58m 14s

    Lec 1: Overview of demonstrations in lasers and optics

  • 7m 44s

    Lec 2: Polarization of Light and Polarization Manipulation; Linear polarizer

  • 8m 20s

    Lec 3: Polarization rotation using polarizers

  • 6m 51s

    Lec 4: : Quarter-wave plate

  • 6m 44s

    Lec 5: Half-wave plate

  • 4m 51s

    Lec 6: Optical isolator

  • 6m 24s

    Lec 7: Scattered light in a dielectric

  • 8m 33s

    Lec 8: Reflection at the air-glass boundary

  • 11m 20s

    Lec 9: Phase shifts in total internal reflection

  • 5m 58s

    Lec 10: Two-beam interference - collimated beams

  • 5m 48s

    Lec 11: Two-beam interference - diverging beams

  • 9m 23s

    Lec 12: Destructive interference - Where does the light go?

  • 2m 33s

    Lec 13: Fringe contrast - vibrations

  • 3m 28s

    Lec 14: Fringe contrast - intensity ratio

  • 5m 41s

    Lec 15: Fringe contrast - polarization difference

  • 11m 5s

    Lec 16: Fringe contrast - path difference

  • 12m 30s

    Lec 17: Coherence length and source spectrum

  • 14m 47s

    Lec 18: Plane mirror cavity - collimated beams

  • 3m 36s

    Lec 19: Plane mirror cavity - diverging beams

  • 15m 50s

    Lec 20: Curved mirror cavity - radial modes

  • 3m 27s

    Lec 21: Optical spectrum analyzer

  • 4m 48s

    Lec 22: Fraunhofer diffraction - adjustable slit

  • 3m 51s

    Lec 23: Fraunhofer diffraction - two slits

  • 11m 53s

    Lec 24: Fraunhofer diffraction - multiple slits

  • 4m 55s

    Lec 25: Fraunhofer diffraction - thin wires

  • 4m 59s

    Lec 26: Fraunhofer diffraction - rectangular aperture

  • 4m 40s

    Lec 27: Fraunhofer diffraction - circular apertures

  • 4m 57s

    Lec 28: Fraunhofer diffraction

  • 6m 28s

    Lec 29: Fresnel diffraction - adjustable slit

  • 6m 19s

    Lec 30: Fresnel diffraction - circular apertures

  • 6m 50s

    Lec 31: Single mode fiber


This brief video course is designed for engineers, scientists, medical personnel, managers, and others who work with lasers and/or fiberoptics, or who anticipate working with lasers and/or fiberoptics, yet have little or no background in laser or fiberoptic basics. The course focuses on fundamentals and emphasizes a physical intuitive interpretation of laser and fiberoptic phenomena and their applications. Because Prof. Ezekiel keeps mathematics to a minimum, the topics covered are easily understood, without the need for a strong technical background. Prof. Ezekiel uses plain language, graphic illustrations, and video demonstrations to explain the basic characteristics of lasers and fiberoptics.

About Tutor

  • Tutor: Prof.Shaoul Ezekiel (MIT)
  • Tests Packages: 0
  • Students: 1

Professor Emeritus Shaoul “Ziggy” Ezekiel, an MIT alumnus who spent 46 years at the Institute as a professor 
in the departments of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AeroAstro) and Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS),
EECS professor Erich Ippen, a principal investigator in the Research Laboratory of Electronics, says, “Ziggy had a marvelous ability to engage students,
demonstrate laser phenomena with simple experiments, and make complicated concepts seem intuitive.

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