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September 10, 2022

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Description

This course is offered to graduate students and addresses issues regarding ultrafast optics.

Topics covered include: Generation, propagation and applications of ultrashort pulses (nano-, pico-, femto-, attosecond pulses); Linear and nonlinear pulse shaping processes: Optical solitons, Pulse compression; Laser principles: Single- and multi-mode laser dynamics, Q-switching, Active and passive mode-locking; Pulse characterization: Autocorrelation, FROG, SPIDER; Noise in mode-locked lasers and its limitations in measurements; Laser amplifiers, optical parametric amplifiers, and oscillators; Applications in research and industry: Pump-probe techniques, Optical imaging, Frequency metrology, Laser ablation, High harmonic generation.

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction to Ultrafast Optics Unlimited
  • Maxwell-Bloch Equation Unlimited
  • Nonlinear Pulse Propogation Unlimited
  • Rate Equations and Relaxation Oscillation Unlimited
  • Master Equation and Active Mode-Locking Unlimited
  • Passive Mode-Locking with Fast Saturable Absorbers Unlimited
  • Artificial Saturable Absorber Mode-Locking (APM and KLM) Unlimited
  • Semiconductor Saturable Absorber Mode-Locking Unlimited
  • Pulse Characterization I – Autocorrelation Unlimited
  • Noise in Mode-Locked Lasers Unlimited
  • Ultrafast Measurement Techniques Unlimited
  • Pulse Amplification Unlimited

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