Publication
reprints

Preprints/reprints of selected papers.

Methods
for engineering few-cycle mode-locked lasers
(PDF)

My PhD thesis, covering several
computational and experimental methods

I developed to
engineer lasers producing ultra short pulses.

Two-dimensional spectral shearing interferometry (2DSI)
(PDF)

Need to measure the waveform of an optical pulse lasting a few femtoseconds?

My
condolences. But
this might help.

Modelocked Laser Steady-state Pulse Solver (PDF)

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. (There's also
a short
summary paper.)

The solution is typically found at
least 10 times faster than with standard simulations, assuming
a reasonable starting guess.

Phase Distortion Energy
(PDF)

An alternative concept to dispersion, phase distortion energy can be
shown to be

a better metric for the performance of an optical system in some situations.

Dispersion
Optimization Algorithms

Code for the fast optimization and
analysis of
dispersion
from dielectric
mirrors.

Used for designing components for
ultrafast
optical systems and optical communications.

Ultrafast Optics and Quantum Electronics Group

Home page of my former research group.

CV (PDF file)

Diffraction theory
illustration

A short visual illustration of the
various diffraction approximations,

intended for people
already familiar with linear systems.

Formula
sheets

Equations of all types, arranged by
MIT class.

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