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Title How to make a laser
Description This is a homework activity that guides students through the process of making a laser, examining the physical processes involved. It was developed to be used in a modern physics course, after lecture instruction on atomic transitions and lasers. For more details about the course, please see: http://per.colorado.edu/modern. This activity was used in a course where questions were constrained to being multiple choice or numeric for computer grading, so it is not as inquiry based.
Subject Physics
Level Undergrad - Advanced, Undergrad - Intro
Type Homework
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords laser, light, phet activity, photon, radiation
Simulation(s) Laser


Author(s) Sam McKagan, Kathy Perkins and Carl Wieman
Contact Email sam.mckagan@gmail.com
School / Organization University of Colorado
Date submitted 06/07/23
Date updated 10/04/20