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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.


Hambenne, Jarel Bennett, 1942- January 1975 (has links)
No description available.

A study of mode-locking in a ruby laser operating near 77⁰K

Osmundsen, James Frederick, 1944- January 1974 (has links)
No description available.

Mode-locked diode laser for precision optical frequency measurements /

DeSalvo, Brian. January 2008 (has links)
Thesis (Honors)--College of William and Mary, 2008. / Includes bibliographical references (leaf 28). Also available via the World Wide Web.

High power ultra short external cavity modelocked semiconductor lasers

Gee, Sangyoun 01 April 2000 (has links)
No description available.

Stable optical frequency comb generation and applications in arbitrary waveform generation, signal processing and optical data mining

Ozharar, Sarper. January 2008 (has links)
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Central Florida, 2008. / Adviser: Peter J. Delfyett, Jr. Includes bibliographical references (p. 123-130).

Streak camera analysis of dynamic characteristics of current modulated diode laser arrays /

Hartnett, Kathleen A., January 1988 (has links)
Thesis (M.S.)--Oregon Graduate Center, 1988.

Generation and nonlinear propagation of ultrashort near infrared laser pulses

Kean, Peter N. January 1990 (has links)
By utilising a CW mode-locked Nd:YAG pump laser an experimental study of self-phase modulation (SPM) and stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) in single mode optical fibres has been conducted. The dependence of the spectral broadening due to SPM upon the launched optical power was observed to obey a linear relationship in agreement with a simple theory. A deviation from this occurred for high input powers due to the onset of stimulated Raman scattering which caused a preferential depletion of the leading edge of the pump pulse and an increased spectral broadening to the long wavelength side of the spectrum. The pulses exiting the fibre were then compressed using a pair of holographic diffraction gratings, which were able to compensate for the linear part of the frequency chirp imposed on the pulse by SPM and the 1.06 ?m pulses were reduced in duration from ~ 100 ps to approximately 4 ps by this method. By making use of Raman generation in the fibre, a synchronously pumped fibre Raman oscillator was constructed. This enabled the generation of frequency tunable (1.07 - 1.12 ?m) near infrared pulses by the method of time dispersion tuning. By incorporating two fibre grating reflectors onto the ends of the optical fibre, an all-fibre device was constructed having the potential advantages of compactness and stability. The generation of mode-locked pulses around the 1.5 jim wavelength region was accomplished with the use of a colour centre laser based upon a stabilised F2+ centre in NaC1 or a thallium centre in KCl. Both of these lasers were examined, although to date the poor quality of our NaC1 laser crystals has meant that most of the work reported here was performed with KC1:T1. This laser produced pulses of ? 20 ps duration, tunable over 1.45 - 1.55 ?m with average powers ? 200 mW. A simple experiment to observe soliton propagation of these pulses in an optical fibre was conducted and this compressed the pulses to ? 0.8 ps, although this does not represent the optimum compression that could be achieved. Using nonlinear pulse propagation in an optical fibre, the mode-locked characteristics of the colour centre laser were dramatically improved with the duration of the pulses from the laser being reduced to ? 200 fs. This enhancement was achieved by the use of a nonlinear external cavity containing the optical fibre, which reinjected the pulses back into the main laser cavity, with an increased spectral bandwidth due to SPM. It was initially thought that the explanation to this effect was due to soliton formation within the control cavity, however experimental evidence is presented here which shows that the mode-locking enhancement phenomena is in fact quite general and does not rely on dispersion in the control cavity.

The design and development of an actively mode-locked, external cavity semiconductor diode laser

Webb, Darrell Wesley 01 January 1999 (has links)
No description available.

Photonic analog-to-digital coonversion using a robust symmetrical number system

Fisher, Adam S. 06 1900 (has links)
A photonic analog-to-digital converter (ADC) based on a robust symmetrical number system (RSNS) was constructed and tested. The analog signal to be converted is used to amplitude modulate an optical pulse from a laser using three Mach-Zehnder interferometers (MZI). The Mach-Zehnder interferometers fold the input analog signal for a three-channel RSNS encoding. The folding waveforms are then detected and amplitude-analyzed by three separate comparator banks, the outputs of which are used to determine a digital representation of the analog signal. This design uses the RSNS preprocessing to encode the signal with the fewest number of comparators for any selected bit resolution. In addition to the efficiency of its use of comparators, the RSNS encoding has inherent Gray-code properties making it particularly attractive for eliminating any possible encoding errors. The RSNS encoding is combined with an optical infrastructure that offers high bandwidth and low insertion loss characteristics. A full implementation was constructed and tested. The lack of a high-speed data acquisition device limited the results to examining the preprocessing and digital processing separately. With the system integration of a data acquisition device, a wideband direct digital antenna architecture can be demonstrated.

General description and understanding of the nonlinear dynamics of mode-locked fiber lasers

Wei, Huai, Li, Bin, Shi, Wei, Zhu, Xiushan, Norwood, Robert A., Peyghambarian, Nasser, Jian, Shuisheng 02 May 2017 (has links)
As a type of nonlinear system with complexity, mode-locked fiber lasers are known for their complex behaviour. It is a challenging task to understand the fundamental physics behind such complex behaviour, and a unified description for the nonlinear behaviour and the systematic and quantitative analysis of the underlying mechanisms of these lasers have not been developed. Here, we present a complexity science-based theoretical framework for understanding the behaviour of mode-locked fiber lasers by going beyond reductionism. This hierarchically structured framework provides a model with variable dimensionality, resulting in a simple view that can be used to systematically describe complex states. Moreover, research into the attractors' basins reveals the origin of stochasticity, hysteresis and multistability in these systems and presents a new method for quantitative analysis of these nonlinear phenomena. These findings pave the way for dynamics analysis and system designs of mode-locked fiber lasers. We expect that this paradigm will also enable potential applications in diverse research fields related to complex nonlinear phenomena.

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