Laser Dynamics

The Laser Dynamics business operating area focus on short pulse generation with diode lasers by convenient methods and their dynamical and electro optical characterization. 

Pulse generation on the time scale of 2 ps – 100 ns due to:

  • Gain-switching
  • Q-switching of multi-section lasers
  • Mode-locking of monolithic  multi-section lasers
    • passive mode-locking
    • active mode-locking
    • hybrid mode-locking
  • Pulse picking
  • Pulse gating

Investigation of time behavior:

  • Mean power, pulse peak power
  • Optical spectra
  • Beam quality

Pulse characterization by using:

  • Fast photo diode and real time scope (40 ps – dc)
  • Streak-camera (2 ps – 50 ns)
  • Auto correlator (200 fs – 50 ps)
  • Signal Source Analyzer (analysis of noise and repetitionfrequency)
  • Energy Meter