Seminar Series

Mode-locked fibre lasers for fun and profit

Speaker

Dr Neil Broderick

Institute

Department of Physics, University of Auckland

Time & Place

Fri, 11 Mar 2016 11:00:00 NZDT in Rutherford 701, Level 5

All are welcome

Abstract

I will introduce work being done at the University of Auckland on the properties of passively mode-locked fibre lasers. Such lasers are important for industrial micro-machining applications and also exhibit a wealth of interesting behaviours such as optical rogue waves, soliton rain, soliton explosions, bound states and many others. Measuring and characterising these lasers when every pulse is different and less than a pico-second long also present its own challenges