Laser Electro-Optics Technology (LEOT) Series

Laser Electro-Optics Technology (LEOT) Series

Prepares students for employment as laser/electro-optics technicians, or prepares technicians for advanced technical training. Basic computational mathematics, algebra, geometry and trigonometry are prerequisites.

  • Modular approach enables flexibility and adaptation.
  • Contains measurable, performance-based objectives with hands-on lab experiments.

LEOT Series Modules:

Introduction to Lasers – Revised and Updated!

  • Elements and Operation of a Laser
  • Elements and Operation of an Optical Power Meter
  • Introduction to Laser Safety
  • Properties of Light
  • Emission and Absorption of Light
  • Lasing Action
  • Optical Cavities of Modes of Oscillation
  • Temporal Characteristics of Lasers
  • Spatial Characteristics of Lasers
  • Helium-Neon Gas Laser: A Case Study

Geometric Optics - Revised and Updated!

  • Reflection at Plane and Spherical Surfaces
  • Refraction at Plane Surfaces
  • Refraction at Spherical Surfaces
  • Imaging with a Single Lens
  • Imaging with a Multiple Lens
  • F-Stops and Apertures
  • Optical Systems
  • Matrix Optics
  • Fundamentals of Fiber Optics

Laser Technology

  • Power Sources for CW Laser
  • Pulsed Laser Flashlamps and Power Supplies
  • Energy Transfer in Solid-State Lasers
  • CW Nd:YAG Laser Systems
  • Pulsed Solid-State Laser Systems
  • Energy Transfer in Ion Laser
  • Argon Ion Laser Systems
  • Energy Transfer in Molecular Lasers
  • CO2 Laser Systems
  • Liquid Dye Lasers
  • Semiconductor Lasers
  • Measurement of Laser Outputs
  • Laser Safety: Hazards Evaluation

Light Sources and Wave Optics

  • Light Sources and Characteristics
  • Radiometry and Photometry
  • Wave Nature of Light
  • Reflection and Refraction
  • Propagation
  • lnterference
  • Diffraction
  • Polarization
  • Holography

Laser/Electro-Optic Measurements

  • Spectrometers & Spectrophotometers
  • Monochromators
  • Michelson, Fabry-Perot, Twyman-Green, & Mach-Zehnder Interferometers
  • Spatial Resolution of Optical Systems

Laser & Electro-Optic Components (currently under revision)

  • Optical Tables and Benches
  • Component Supports
  • Photographic Recording Mediums
  • Windows
  • Mirrors and Etalons
  • Filters and Beam Splitters
  • Prisms
  • Lenses
  • Gratings
  • Polarizers
  • Nonlinear Materials

Laser Electronics (currently under revision)

  • Electrical Safety
  • Gas Laser Power Supplies
  • Ion Laser Power Supplies
  • Flashlamps for Pulsed Laser & Flashlamp
  • Arc Lamp Power Supplies
  • Laser Diode Power Supplies
  • Electro-Optic Acousto-Optics Devices
  • Optical Detectors
  • Electro-Optic Instrumentation

Laser/Electro-Optic Devices (currently under revision)

  • Photodetector Characteristics
  • Photodetector Types
  • Laser Power and Energy Detectors
  • Photoinstrumentation Equipment
  • Holographic Techniques, Equipment
  • Collimators and Autocollimators Beam Expanders and Spatial Filters
  • Isolators
  • Electro-Optic Modulators
  • Acousto-Optic Devices


Evaluation Copies (For Instructors)
Evaluation Copies are available to instructors by request through the OP-TEC Warehouse.


Ordering OP-TEC Publications
OP-TEC curriculum materials and publications for the classroom may be ordered from the OP-TEC Warehouse. For ordering assistance, please contact OP-TEC at (254) 751-9000 or email orders@op-tec.org.