Summer Semester 2019

Ultrafast Optical Physics II - Part II

Lecture notes

The lecture notes of the course Ultrafast Optical Physics II -  Part II held by Prof. Francesca Calegari at the University of Hamburg during the Summer Semester 2019 can be found here.


Course schedule

Lecture 5 - 10.05.2019

Nonlinear Schroedinger equation

  • Kerr nonlinearity and self-phase modulation
  • Nonlinear Schrödinger equation and soliton solution
  • Soliton perturbation theory

Pulse compresion and dispersion compensation Techniques

  • Pulse compression: general idea
  • Dispersion compensation

Lecture 9 - 07.06.2019

Pulse characterization

  • Intensity Autocorrelation
  • Interferometric Autocorrelation (IAC)
  • Frequency Resolved Optical Gating (FROG)
  • Spectral Shearing Interferometry for Direct Electric Field Reconstruction (SPIDER)


Lecture 10 - 21.06.2019

Second order nonlinear optical effects 


Lecture 11 - 28.06.2019

Optical Parametric Amplifiers and Oscillators