Tuesday, 17 May
12:00 – 12:30
Optica Booth 113
This course explores various techniques for producing coherent light in the important but challenging mid-IR region (roughly 2–20 µm). It discusses in great detail various modern approaches from various fields of photonics: solid-state lasers based on rare-earth and transition metals, fiber lasers, semiconductor lasers (including intra- and intersubband cascade lasers.), nonlinear optical frequency conversion including difference frequency generators, parametric light generators and amplifiers, supercontinuum generators, and Raman converters. The course evaluates several emerging technologies such as supercontinuum generation in fibers, waveguides, and microcavities, and producing frequency combs. The course covers the most important mid-IR applications such as medical and defense applications, spectroscopic sensing, nano-IR imaging, X-ray generation and extreme nonlinear optics.
Konstantin Vodopyanov, University of Central Florida, CREOL, USA