Essays about: "Ultrafast optics"

Found 5 essays containing the words Ultrafast optics.

  1. 1. Dispersion management and characterization of ultrashort laser pulses for the optimization of parametric processes

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Atomfysik; Lunds universitet/Fysiska institutionen

    Author : Axel Elfving; [2019]
    Keywords : frequency resolved optical gating; optical parametric amplification; difference frequency generation; nonlinear optics; laser pulse compression; lasers; optics; Technology and Engineering; Physics and Astronomy;

    Abstract : This thesis set out to continue the development of a short-wave infrared (SWIR) optical parametric amplifier (OPA). The system is based on a Yb-ber chirped pulse amplification (CPA) laser delivering 400 fs long pulses, centered around 1030 nm, at 200 kHz repetition rate and 40 W average power. READ MORE

  2. 2. Possibilities and Challenges in Temporal Control of XUV Pulses by Opto-optical Modulation

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Atomfysik; Lunds universitet/Fysiska institutionen

    Author : Anna Olofsson; [2018]
    Keywords : Quantum Control; Atomic physics; ultrashort pulses; attosecond science; ultrafast optics; nonlinear optics; opto-optic modulator; Physics and Astronomy;

    Abstract : Recent developments in opto-optical modulation technique calls for improved temporal control of light modulation processes of coherent XUV light. This thesis project evaluates an experimental method aimed at achieving redirection and amplitude modulation of XUV-light, by using precise determination of decay times in states of noble gases that are deemed suitable for opto-optical control. READ MORE

  3. 3. Evaluation of white-light generation as possible seed for a mid-infrared optical parametric chirped pulse amplifier

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Fysiska institutionen; Lunds universitet/Kärnfysik

    Author : Chuang Lu; [2017]
    Keywords : nonlinear linear optics; ultrafast optics; Mid-infrared generation; near-infrared; Optical parametric amplification; Optical Parametric Chirped-pulse Amplification; supercontinuum generation; white-light generation; laser induced filamentation; Dispersion-scan; nonlinear propagation; Physics and Astronomy;

    Abstract : White-light spectra of different crystals, based on 1030-nm intense pump pulses have been investigated in order to derive a near-infrared seed for mid-infrared generation. Among ten crystals, YAG (yttrium aluminium garnet), KGW (potassium gadolinium tungstate) and YVO4 (yttrium orthovanadate) exhibit the most suitable properties for supercontinuum generation with high efficiency for spectral broadening as well as high tolerance to optical damage. READ MORE

  4. 4. Compression and Shaping of Femtosecond Laser Pulses for Coherent Two-Dimensional Nanoscopy

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Fysiska institutionen; Lunds universitet/Synkrotronljusfysik

    Author : Lukas Wittenbecher; [2016]
    Keywords : Femtosecond pulse shaping; Ultrafast optics; Liquid crystal spatial light modulator; Coherent two-dimensional nanoscopy; Dispersion compensation; Physics and Astronomy;

    Abstract : Femtosecond pulse shaping is a versatile tool that enables the generation of ultrashort laser pulses with nearly arbitrary temporal shapes. Among others, the technique is of use in ultrafast spectroscopy experiments where it can be employed for dispersion control and the generation of well-defined laser pulse sequences. READ MORE

  5. 5. Implementation of adaptive optics into a femtosecond laser chain

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Fysiska institutionen

    Author : Sandhra-Mirella Valdma; [2015]
    Keywords : wavefornt correction; deformable mirror; femtosecond laser; wavefront sensor; shack-hartmann; adaptive optics; Physics and Astronomy;

    Abstract : Optical aberrations are the main cause for reduced focusability and low peak intensity in laser beams. All the applications that rely on high peak power and/or small focus spot size, loose efficiency when optical aberrations are present. READ MORE