ENGN 2911T: Ultrafast Optics (Spring 2018)
This is a graduate course on ultrafast phenomena and ultrafast lasers. When you complete this course, you will understand how a femtosecond laser works and why you'd want to use one. This class will have required attendance at all lectures, unless arrangements are made in advance with a valid excuse.
- Lecture location: BH 751
- Lecture time: TuTh 9:00 - 10:20
- Office hours: Thursdays 1:00 - 2:30 (usually)
- The dates for student presentations have been posted, see below.
Some important course information:
- the course syllabus for Spring 2018 (updated December 21, 2017)
- There will soon be a (tentative) schedule for the semester.
- A primer on how to clean optics. Required reading for any experimentalist in an optics lab.
PDF files of lectures:
|Lecture 1 (Jan 25)||Lecture 2 (Jan 30)||Lecture 3 (Feb 1)|
|Lecture 4 (Feb 6)||Lecture 5 (Feb 8)||Lecture 6 (Feb. 13)|
|Lecture 7 (Feb 15)||Lecture 8 (Feb 22)||Lecture 9 (Feb 27)|
|Lecture 10 (Mar 1)||Lecture 11 (Mar 6)||No Lecture (Mar 8)|
|Lecture 12 (Mar 15)||Lecture 13 (Mar 20)||Lecture 14 (Mar 22)|
|Lecture 15 (Apr 3)||No Lecture (Apr 5)||Lecture 16 (Apr 10)|
|Lecture 17 (Apr 12)||Lecture 18 (Apr 17)||Lecture 19 (Apr 19)|
|Lecture 20 (Apr 24)|
- Aaron Charous: Ultrafast photoprotective properties of the sunscreening agent octocrylene (April 26)
- Angela Pizzuto: Ultrafast quantum control of ionization dynamics in krypton (April 26)
- Rabi Shrestha: Exfoliated layers of black phosphorus as saturable absorber for ultrafast solid-state laser (May 3)
- Yu-An Lin: Deep learning and model predictive control for self-tuning mode-locked lasers (May 3)
- Yasith Amarasinghe: Design of high-energy terahertz sources based on optical rectification (May 8)