ECE 61600 - Ultrafast OpticsCredits: 3
Areas of Specialization(s):Fields and Optics
Normally Offered: Fall - odd years
A study of the physics, technology, and applications of ultrashort laser pulses. Topics to be covered include the following: Methods for generating and measuring ultrafast laser pulses. Basic physical processes affecting ultrashort pulses. Devices for manipulating ultrashort pulses. Ultrafast nonlinear optics, including nonlinear optics in fibers, nonlinear refractive index effects, pulse compression, solitons, and all-optical switching. Time-resolved spectroscopy of ultrafast materials processes. Applications to ultrafast optoelectronics. In addition, each student will select a specific topic for in-depth study.
- Ultrafast Optics, Andrew M. Weiner, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2009, ISBN No. 978-0-471-41539-8.
Recommended Text(s): None.
|10||2. Ultrashort Pulse Generation Techniques A. Mole-locking B. Physical processes affecting ultrashort pulses C. Types of ultrashort pulse lasers D. Amplifiers|
|10||3. Measurement AND Manipulation A. Techniques for measuring ultrashort pulses B. Dispersion and dispersion compensation C. Pulse shaping|
|9||4. Ultrafast Nonlinear Optics A. Nonlinear optics in optical fibers B. Self-phase-modulation C. Pulse compression D. Solitions E. All-optical switching|
|8||5. Time-Resolved Spectroscopy A. Pump-probe measurements B. Transient grating measurements C. Orientational effects D. Photon echoes E. Examples|
|3||6. Ultrafast Optoelectronics|
|3||7. Student Presentations|