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Book: Ultrafast Optics (Kaertner)

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    This text covered issues regarding ultrafast optics including: Generation, propagation and applications of ultrashort pulses (nano-, pico-, femto-, attosecond pulses); Linear and nonlinear pulse shaping processes: Optical solitons, Pulse compression; Laser principles: Single- and multi-mode laser dynamics, Q-switching, Active and passive mode-locking; Pulse characterization: Autocorrelation, FROG, SPIDER; Noise in mode-locked lasers and its limitations in measurements; Laser amplifiers, optical parametric amplifiers, and oscillators; Applications in research and industry: Pump-probe techniques, Optical imaging, Frequency metrology, Laser ablation, High harmonic generation.

    Thumbnail: Plot of the field of an ultrashort pulse, as well as its time-averaged intensity. (CC BY-SA 3.0 unported; Zueignung and edited by LibreTexts via Wikipedia)


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