Jonathan Birge


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.


Contact information

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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