Supercontinuum Fiber Lasers: Technology and Applications

Seminar | May 23 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 - Hogan Room

 Ross Hodder, Supercontinuum Applications Specialist, NKT Photonics

 Photobears - SPIE/OSA/IEEE Photonics Student Chapter at Berkeley

In the 1970s, wide spectral broadening of intense laser light in a non-linear material, or supercontinuum generation, was first demonstrated in the laboratory. With the development of recent fiber and fiber laser technology, namely compact high power picosecond lasers and micro-structured “Photonic Crystal Fiber “(PCF) commercial supercontinuum lasers have become a reality. With a typical spectral bandwidth covering over 2000nm and output powers exceeding 20W, these sources have proved an invaluable tool

This talk will cover:
• Fundamentals of how supercontinuum lasers work and the importance on the PCF design in tailoring the spectrum.
• The properties of supercontinuum laser light and what make them unique sources
• The main applications today for supercontinuum laser in, imaging, spectroscopy, Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and illumination.
• Supercontinuum technology roadmap and future applications

Speaker BIO:
Ross has worked for NKT Photonics for over 8 years helping develop the market for ultrafast fiber lasers including supercontinuum “white light” lasers. He holds a degree in Physics with Lasers from the University of Southampton, UK, and previously worked at the Optoelectronics Research Centre in Southampton.

 Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

 All Audiences

 food and drinks

 CA, kapraun.jonas@berkeley.edu, 510-642-1023