ETRO 160 – Laser Safety and Applications
Class hours: 1 lecture
Prereq: Qualified for ENG 100 and MATH 25.
Description: This course introduces students to laser
applications and laser safety. The topics covered are: 1. The physical properties of
light and how it is used to generate a laser beam for use in the industry; 2.
The effect of laser radiation on the anatomy and physiology of the eyes and other
human organs and protective measures that can be used; 3. The calculation and measurement of
laser beam intensities to determine the necessary safety measures. Hands-on laser experiments
will familiarize users with the proper use of lasers and safety practices.