Seminar | May 23 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 - Hogan Room
Ross Hodder, Supercontinuum Applications Specialist, NKT Photonics
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
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.
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