Photobears: LASER QUANTUM Seminar: OPCPAs: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Ultrafast Lasers

Presentation | October 5 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Cory Hall, 540AB DOP Center

 Dave Stockwell, PhD, Product Specialist, Ultrafast Systems, LASER QUANTUM


Optical Parametric Chirped Pulse Amplification is a relatively new technique in ultrafast science, typically confined to larger facilities studying high peak power applications. The advent of the tabletop OPCPA platform has allowed for extended flexibility in academic laboratories to generate ultrashort, high-intensity pulses at rapid repetition rates. This replaces many current ultrafast pulse generation methods, removing the need for complex amplifier and nonlinear optical schemes. The aim of this presentation is to briefly review the history of femtosecond pulse generation, and present the venteon OPCPA as a new alternative to existing technologies. Advances in scalable repetition rates with identical average output power, and the capability for millisecond-level tunability across the entire signal spectrum will be discussed.

 Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

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