course: Introduction to Nonlinear optics

number:
139900
teaching methods:
lecture with integrated tutorials
responsible person:
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Evgeny Gurevich
lecturer:
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Evgeny Gurevich (Maschinenbau)
language:
english
HWS:
2
CP:
3
offered in:

Exam

All statements pertaining to examination modalities (for the summer/winter term of 2020) are given with reservations. Changes due to new requirements from the university will be announced as soon as possible.

Date according to prior agreement with lecturer.

Form of exam:oral
Registration for exam:in the exam office
Duration:30min

goals

Get idea about nonlinear optics and understand design and applications of ultrashort (picosecond and femtosecond) lasers.

content

The lecture course starts with an introduction to nonlinear physics and bifurcation theory. Such topics as bifurcations, synchronization and chaos in laser systems are discussed. These topics are also illustrated with other examples from optics and laser technology as well as from everyday's life. Special attention is paid to applications of the nonlinear effects like mode synchronization and self-focussing to generation of ultrashort light pulses. Further, design and operation of ultrashort lasers are discussed. Properties and applications of femtosecond lasers are compared to continuous wave and nanosecond ones.

requirements

none

recommended knowledge

basics about laser technology