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Accession Number ADA564761
Title High Energy and Ultra-Short Mode-Locked Lasers.
Publication Date Jul 2012
Media Count 4p
Personal Author J. N. Kutz
Abstract The scientific objective of this research was to identify, classify, and model high-power mode-locked laser systems of current interest to experimentalists and engineers in optical physics. By direct collaboration with members of the physics and electrical engineering academic community, quantitative models for the systems of interest were developed based upon first principles. These models were studied in appropriate parameter regimes where simplified nonlinear dynamical systems theory could be utilized. The results were then recast in terms of their original experimental context so that the theoretical predictions could be tested. The models have made a tremendous impact on the design and optimization of laser cavity performance. In conjunction with the modeling efforts, the mathematical objectives further developed modern methods for quantifying the wave dynamics of nonlinear, dispersive PDEs. In particular, a variety of reduction methods proved invaluable in characterizing the behavior inherent in mode-locked laser systems.
Keywords Classification
Cqgle theory
Femtosecond fiber lasers
Femtosecond light pulses
High energy lasers
High-power lasers
Laser cavities
Laser dynamics
Light pulses
Mathematical models
Mode locked lasers
Nonlinear dynamical systems theory
Nonlinear polarization rotation lasers
Nonlinear systems
Optical bullets
Optical fiber lasers
Optical physics
Optical waveguides
Pulse-shaping mechanisms
Pulsed lasers
Quantitative analysis
Quantitative models
Short-pulse fiber lasers
Wave dynamics
Waveguide arrays

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 46C - Optics & Lasers
62B - Computer Software
Corporate Author Washington Univ., Seattle. Dept. of Applied Mathematics.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept. 1 Mar 2009-30 Nov 2011.
NTIS Issue Number 1303
Contract Number FA9550-09-1-0174

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