Preprints/reprints of selected papers.
My PhD thesis, covering several computational and experimental methods I developed to engineer lasers producing ultra short pulses.
Need to measure the waveform of an optical pulse lasting a few femtoseconds? This might help.
My SM thesis, covering an algorithm for solving directly for the steady state pulse of a nonlinear cavity with relatively weak nonlinearity, such as a solid-state femtosecond laser. The solution is typically found at least 10 times faster than with standard simulations, assuming a reasonable starting guess. Here is a short summary paper.
An alternative concept to dispersion, phase distortion energy is a better metric for the performance of an optical system in some situations.
MATLAB/C code for the fast optimization and analysis of dispersion from dielectric mirrors. Used for designing components for ultrafast optical systems and optical communications.
Home page of my former research group.
A short visual illustration of the various diffraction approximations, intended for people already familiar with linear systems.
Formula sheets of all types. Arranged by MIT class, but should be useful for other physics and engineering classes.
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