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Syllabus of the course: High power narrow pulse Lasers

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InstructorD. Charalambidis
ProgramTuesday, 11:00-13:00, 2st floor seminar room
Friday, 13:00-15:00, 1st floor seminar room
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Goal of the courseThis post-graduate course gives an introduction to the theory and technology of the generation, amplification and characterization of energetic laser pulses with small pulse duration.
SyllabusLight pulses
Spectro-temporal description of pulses, Propagation-dispersion effects, Spatial description of pulses, Non-linear propagation

Dispersion control
Description of dispersion effects, Dispersion of materials, The prism compressor, Chirped mirrors, The CPA method, The optical grating stretcher, Alignment of stretcher-compressor systems

Generation of ultra-short pulses
Optical cavity, The active medium, Laser cavity, Generation of ultra-short pulses of laser radiation, The KLM oscillator, Oscillator types

Amplification of ultra-short pulses
Amplification of “monochromatic” light pulses, Amplification of chirped pulses, The regenerative amplifier, The multi-pass amplifier, Types of high peak power lasers.

Light pulse diagnostics
The quantities to be measured, 1st order autocorrelation, 2nd order autocorrelation, 3rd order autocorrelation, FROG, Measurement methods in the frequency domain.
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