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Short Course

Ultrafast Lasers and Amplifiers (SC1181)

Course Level: Advanced
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SPIE Photonics West
San Francisco, California, United States
Tuesday 05 February 2019
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
CEU Credits: 0.7
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$580.00


NON-MEMBER
$695.00


STUDENT MEMBER
$308.00

Course
Description


This course gives detailed insight into the operation principles and essential limitations of lasers and amplifiers for ultrashort pulse generation. Mode-locked lasers of different kinds, including both bulk lasers and fiber lasers, and the different mode-locking mechanisms used in those are discussed in detail and often demonstrated with numerical simulations. Also, principles and limitations of pulse amplification in bulk and fiber devices are treated.
This course gives detailed insight into the operation principles and essential limitations of lasers and amplifiers for ultrashort pulse generation. Mode-locked lasers of different kinds, including both bulk lasers and fiber lasers, and the different mode-locking mechanisms used in those are discussed in detail and often demonstrated with numerical simulations. Also, principles and limitations of pulse amplification in bulk and fiber devices are treated.

Learning
Outcomes


This course will enable you to:
  • describe the principle of pulse generation with mode locking
  • name several factors which can cause instabilities in mode-locked lasers
  • describe the essential differences between bulk laser and fiber laser technology
  • identify various limiting effects for the performance of ultrafast lasers and amplifiers
  • know essential methods required for the efficient development of ultrashort pulse sources

Intended
Audience


This course is intended for laser engineers and researchers being interested in the development of ultrafast lasers and amplifiers based on different technologies. They should already have some knowledge of optics and lasers.

About the
Instructor


Rüdiger Paschotta is an expert in laser physics, nonlinear optics and fiber technology, who previously was a researcher and is now working in his company RP Photonics Consulting GmbH, providing technical consultancy primarily for companies building or using lasers and related devices. Details are available on the web page https://www.rp-photonics.com/paschotta.html.

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