Laser Dynamics

Research on the time behavior of diode lasers

  • Pulse generation on the time scale of 5 ps – 100 ns due to:
    • Q-switching of multi-section lasers
    • Mode locking of monolithic  multi section laser
  • Investigation of time behavior:
    • Mean power, pulse peak power
    • Optical spectra
    • Beam quality
  • Pulse characterization by using:
    • Fast photo diode (40 ps – dc)
    • Streak-camera (2 ps – 50 ns)
    • Auto correlator (200 fs – 50 ps)