Ultrafast Optics and Spectroscopy

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Overview

Plane wave and phase velocity, Representation of short pulses in time and frequency domain, General construction of laser, Ultrafast Laser System: Oscillator and Amplifier, Gaussian Beam characteristics, Polarization and Birefringence in ultrafast optics, Pulse Measurements in frequency and time domains, Nonlinear Ultrafast Optics: second order, third order, higher order, Dispersion in Ultrafast Optics, Ultrafast Spectroscopy, Ultrafast Dynamics through Conical Intersections, Ultrafast Processes in gas, liquid, and solids
INTENDED AUDIENCE: Senior UG, MSc and PhD StudentsPREREQUISITES: NilINDUSTRY SUPPORT: Optic Industries and Spectrometer

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COURSE LAYOUT

Week 1: Introduction and Mathematical Representation of Ultrafast PulseWeek 2,3,4: Propagation of Ultrafast Pulse, Part I: Nonlinear Optical Effects
Week 5,6: Propagation of Ultrafast Pulse, Part II: Dispersion EffectsWeek 7: Construction of Ultrafast Laser
Week 8: Measurement of Ultrafast Pulses
Week 9: Ultrafast Spectroscopy, Part I: Measurement Techniques
Week 10: Ultrafast Spectroscopy, Part II: Kinetic and Quantum Model
Week 11: Ultrafast Processes, Part I: Molecular Photophysics and Photochemistry, Gas Phase Reaction DynamicsWeek 12: Ultrafast Processes, Part II: Metals, Semiconductors, Biomolecules and Transition Metal Complexes.