Military Laser Principles and Applications - Open Access

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Military Laser Principles and Applications - Open Access

Course Description

Gain a true understanding of military laser principles and applications. In this course, you will review and understand the fundamental physics and technology of underlying laser and laser-based systems, including basic operating principles and device capabilities. What's more, you will examine basic design principles and requirements of underlying laser systems and active electro-optical sensor development, with an overview of important technical issues and associated design principles. Additionally, you will have the chance to survey the latest developments in laser technology.

Due to minimum enrollment requirements to hold a course, we ask that you register as early as possible. View our terms and conditions for further information. If you have specific questions or requirements, please contact the course administrator. 

Course Content


  • Physics of light
  • Laser operational principles and types
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Propagation


  • Design constraints
  • Optical system engineering
  • Laser safety
  • Beam control and tracking principles


  • High energy lasers
  • Nonlethal systems


  • Designators
  • Rangefinders
  • Seekers
  • Infrared countermeasures

Session Details

  • Special Discounts: Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) employees are eligible to receive a discount.  If you are a GTRI employee, please go to the Organizational Development website and look for the coupon code under GT Professional Development. Review coupon instructions for more information.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for engineers, scientists, system analysts, technicians, technical managers, procurement decision-makers, and military planners.

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What You Will Learn

  • Laser physics, devices, design, and safety
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Beam control, pointing, acquisition, tracking, propagation, active sensing, and LaserComm
  • Laser systems, such as rangefinders, designators, and seekers
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How You Will Benefit

  • Gain an understanding of the basic operating principles of lasers.
  • Understand major design issues associated with laser-based systems.
  • Identify the major components and technologies in laser systems.
  • Understand the basis and operation of laser-based military systems.
  • Review active optical sensing and relevant applications.
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The course schedule was well-structured with a mix of lectures, class discussions, and hands-on exercises led by knowledgeable and engaging instructors.

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