Nonlinear photonics

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Contents

Lectures

  1. Introduction Lasers
    • Absorption, Spontaneous emission,Stimulated emission
    • Population inversion
  2. Laser types
    • Gas lasers
    • Solid state lasers,..
  3. Laser rate equations
  4. Semiconductor lasers
    • Linewidth
    • Relaxation oscillations
    • Nonlinearities
  5. Important photonic components
    • Detectors, modulators, optical amplifiers
    • Optical fibers
  6. Application of semiconductor lasers
    • Optical communication
    • Further applications
  7. Isomorophy Lorenz equations - Maxwell Bloch equations
  8. Classification of lasers
    • Types A, B, C
  9. Complexity in laser systems
    • Lasers with added degrees of freedom (Injection, Modulation, Feedback)
    • Multimode lasers
    • Coupled lasers
    • Spatio-temporal instabilities

 

Labs

  • LI Characteristics
  • Relaxation oscillations
  • Laser parameter determination
  • Feedback instabilities

 

Seminars

  • Seminars to selected devices and lab-related topics

 

Literature

  • Saleh, Teich: Fundamentals of Photonics
  • Meschede: Optics, Light and Lasers
  • Weiss, Vilaseca: Dynamics of Lasers