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STUDY PLANS
2020/2021

Ultra-short Pulse Generation

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12UKP ZK 2 2+0 Czech
Lecturer:
Václav Kubeček (guarantor)
Tutor:
Václav Kubeček (guarantor)
Supervisor:
Department of Physical Electronics
Synopsis:

What we mean by ultrashort light pulses (USP) . History of USP generation. Characteristics of USP and their description.Methods of USP generation. Principle of mode-locking in lasers. Methods of mode-locking.Influence of dispersion on propagation and USP generation.Methods of dispersion compensation and its use.Spatio-temporal optics of USP.Methods of measurement USP characteristics. Autocorrelation methods. Spectral phase interferometry and frequency resolved optical gating - SPIDER and FROG. Methods of shaping of USP.Amplification of USP, temporal stretching and compression - chirped pulses amplification CPA.Selected application of USP.

Requirements:

12 LT1, 12LT2, 12 LAS- Recommended

Syllabus of lectures:

1. What we mean by ultrashort light pulses (USP). History of USP generation. 2.Characteristics of USP and their description. 3. Methods of USP generation. 3. Principle of mode-locking in lasers. 4. Methods of mode-locking.

5. Influence of dispersion on propagation and USP generation.

6. Methods of dispersion compensation and its use.

7. Spatio-temporal optics of USP.

8. Methods of measurement USP characteristics. Autocorrelation methods. 9. Spectral phase interferometry and frequency resolved optical gating - SPIDER and FROG.

10. Methods of shaping of USP.

11. Amplification of USP, temporal stretching and compression - chirped pulses amplification CPA.

12. Selected application of USP.

Syllabus of tutorials:
Study Objective:

Knowledge:

of generation, characterization and measurement of picosecond and femtosecond laser pulses

Skills:

to apply obtained knowledge during use, design and characterization of picosecond and femtosecond laser systems

Study materials:

Key references:

[1]V. Kubecek-texts to the course UKP, http://people.fjfi.cvut.cz/kubecvac

Recommended references:

[2]Femtosecond Laser Pulses (ed. Claude Rulliere), Springer 2005

[3]Course „Ultrafast Optics“, http://www.physics.gatech.edu/gcuo/lectures/index.html

Note:
Time-table for winter semester 2020/2021:
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Time-table for summer semester 2020/2021:
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The course is a part of the following study plans:
Data valid to 2021-03-02
For updated information see http://bilakniha.cvut.cz/en/predmet24911105.html