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? 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. 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.

Phase Distortion Energy
(PDF)

An alternative concept to dispersion, phase distortion energy is a
better metric for the performance of an optical system in some situations.

Ultrafast Optics Toolbox

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.

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

Formula sheets of all types. Arranged
by MIT class, but should be useful for other physics and
engineering classes.

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