This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2020-2021 !
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
a. Contribution of the teaching unit to the learning outcomes of the programme (PHYS2M and PHYS2M1)
AA1.3, AA1.4, AA1.5, AA1.6, AA 2.2, AA4.2, AA 5.1, AA5.2,AA 5.3, AA 6.3, AA 6.5, AA7.1, AA7.2, AA 7.5, AA 8.1.
b. Specific learning outcomes of the teaching unit
At the end of this teaching unit, the student will be able to:
1. use and characterize ultra-fast light sources ;
2. build a femtosecond oscillator ;
3. characterize in the time and frequency domains these ultra-fast light-sources ;
4. consider the use of those sources to tackle original problems in physics.
- Mode-locking and elements of nonlinear optics
- Dispersion compensation schemes
- Optical frequency comb synthesis from mode-locked lasers
- Frequency comb and its use to measure light frequency
- Continuous wave laser stabilization using an optical frequency comb
- New techniques in distance measurement
- Techniques to measure the pulse duration
- How to produce attosecond pulses
- Use of femtosecond lasers and attosecond lasers to study vibrational and electronic degrees of freedom in molecules and solids
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.Lectures, laboratories, practical project
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.The evaluation is made on the quality of a written report and oral examination based on experimental or theoretical projects and ex-cathedra lectures.
L. Gallmann, U. Keller, “Femtosecond and Attosecond Light Sources and
Techniques for Spectroscopy”, Handbook of high-resolution spectroscopy, Wiley online library, 2011.
P. Maddaloni, , P. De Natale, M. Bellini,. “ Laser-based measurements for time and frequency domain applications: a handbook”. CRC Press 2016.