Dr. Sydney Sukuta
Laser Professional Development
SPIE Involvement:
Author | Instructor | Student Chapter Advisor
Publications (11)

Proceedings Article | 4 March 2014
Proc. SPIE. 8960, Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XVI
KEYWORDS: Resonators, Output couplers, Nd:YAG lasers, Reflectivity, Semiconductor lasers, Diodes, Laser damage threshold, Rod lasers, Temperature metrology, Absorption

Proceedings Article | 15 February 2012
Proc. SPIE. 8235, Solid State Lasers XXI: Technology and Devices
KEYWORDS: Continuous wave operation, Sensors, Manufacturing, Laser applications, Amplifiers, Semiconductor lasers, Laser crystals, Oscilloscopes, Laser manufacturing, Diode pumped solid state lasers

Proceedings Article | 19 February 2009
Proc. SPIE. 7194, Laser Resonators and Beam Control XI
KEYWORDS: Gaussian beams, Visualization, Sensors, Signal attenuation, Laser applications, Inspection, Laser beam propagation, Wave propagation, Optical simulations, Beam propagation method

Proceedings Article | 6 October 2003
Proc. SPIE. 9663, Eighth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics
KEYWORDS: Optical fibers, Reflectors, Silicon, Semiconductor lasers, Photonics, Electro optics, Outreach programs, Active optics, Engineering education

Proceedings Article | 18 July 2003
Proc. SPIE. 4966, Microarrays and Combinatorial Technologies for Biomedical Applications: Design, Fabrication, and Analysis
KEYWORDS: FT-IR spectroscopy, Cancer, Tumors, Visualization, Tissues, Skin, Molecules, Skin cancer, Melanoma, Biological research

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SC972: Basic Laser Technology: Fundamentals and Performance Specifications
If you are uncomfortable working with lasers as "black boxes" and would like to have a basic understanding of their inner workings, this introductory course will be of benefit to you. The workshop will cover the basic principles common to the operation of any laser/laser system. Next, we will discuss laser components and their functionality. Components covered will include laser pumps/energy sources, mirrors, active media, nonlinear crystals, and Q-switches. The properties of laser beams will be described in terms of some of their common performance specifications such as longitudinal modes and monochromaticity, transverse electromagnetic (TEM) modes and focusability, continuous wave (CW) power, peak power and power stability. Laser slope and wall-plug efficiencies will also be discussed.
WS847: Understanding Laser Beam Performance Specifications
This workshop will provide attendees with a basic understanding of laser beam performance specifications. Topics to be covered include Beam Pointing Stability, Polarization Ratio, RMS Noise, Peak-to-Peak Noise, Pulse Duration and Duty Cycle, Peak Power, Average Power, Pulse Repetition Rate, and M2. These specifications constitute the critical parameters that determine whether or not a laser, or laser system, will do the intended job.
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