LEC #  TOPICS  KEY DATES 

1 
Introduction to Ultrafast Optics 

2 
MaxwellBloch Equation 
Problem set 1 out 
3 
TwoLevel Atoms and Rabi Flopping 

4 
Dispersion, Absorption, Gain 

5 
Nonlinear Pulse Propagation 
Problem set 1 due Problem set 2 out 
6 
Pulse Compression 

7 
SelfPhase Modulation (SPM) and Solitons 
Problem set 2 due Problem set 3 out 
8 
Soliton Perturbation Theory 

9 
Rate Equations and Relaxation Oscillation 
Problem set 3 due Problem set 4 out 
10 
QSwitching 

11 
Master Equation and Active ModeLocking 
Problem set 4 due Problem set 5 out 
12 
Passive ModeLocking with Fast Saturable Absorbers 

13 
Passive ModeLocking with Slow Saturable Absorbers 
Problem set 5 due Problem set 6 out 
14 
Artificial Saturable Absorber ModeLocking (APM and KLM) 

15 
KerrLens ModeLocking (KLM) 
Problem set 6 due Problem set 7 out 
16 
Semiconductor Saturable Absorber ModeLocking 

17 
Pulse Characterization I  Autocorrelation 
Term paper proposal due Problem set 7 due Problem set 8 out 
18 
Pulse Characterization II  FROG and SPIDER 

19 
Noise in ModeLocked Lasers 
Problem set 8 due Problem set 9 out 
20 
Frequency Metrology 

21 
Ultrafast Measurement Techniques 
Problem set 9 due Problem set 10 out 
22 
Pulse Amplification 

23 
Optical Parametric Amplification (OPA) and Optical Parametric Oscillation (OPO) 
Problem set 10 due 
24 
Broadband Parametric Amplification 

25 
HighHarmonic Generation and Seeded FreeElectron Lasers 

26 
Ultrafast Optics Group Lab Tour 
Term paper due 
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2005
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