Ing Ind - Inf (Mag.)(ord. 270) - BV (478) NUCLEAR ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA NUCLEARE
096621 - PHYSICS OF ULTRA FAST PROCESSES
Ing Ind - Inf (Mag.)(ord. 270) - MI (486) ENGINEERING PHYSICS - INGEGNERIA FISICA
054857 - APPLICATIONS OF ULTRAFAST PROCESSES
054342 - PHYSICS AND APPLICATIONS OF ULTRAFAST PROCESSES (C.I.)
096037 - PHYSICS OF ULTRAFAST PROCESSES
* To provide the basic knowledge necessary for the understanding of the properties of ultrashort light pulses, their generation mechanisms, their propagation in linear and nonlinear media, their characterization techniques. The acquired knowledge will enable the student to work in advanced research laboratories as well as in high tech companies developing laser sources or using them for applications in micromachining, telecommunications, sensing or biomedicine.
* To give examples of application of ultrashort light pulses to the study of dynamical processes in physics, chemistry and biology.
* To discuss real-world applications of ultrashort pulses to microscopy and material processing.
The acquired knowledge will enable the student to work in advanced research laboratories as well as in high tech companies developing laser sources or using them for applications in micromachining, telecommunications, sensing or biomedicine.
Risultati di apprendimento attesi
At the end of the course the student will acquire knowledge and understanding of the underlying physics and the technical working principles of ultrashort pulse laser systems (DD1).
The student will be able to apply this knowledge and understanding to different scientific and industrial systems using ultrashort pulse lasers (DD2).
The student will be able to make judgements on the design of such systems for applications to spectroscopy, imaging or material processing (DD3).
The student will acquire learning skills that will enable her/him to read andvanced, graduate-level textbooks on nonlinear optics and photonics as well as papers on peer-reviewed scientific journals (DD5).
1. Properties of ultrashort laser pulses
introduction to ultrafast optics;
linear propagation equation for ultrashort pulses; dispersion and techniques for its compensation;
nonlinear ultrashort pulse propagation in second order media; three-fields coupled equations; second harmonic generation, sum and difference frequency generation;
nonlinear ultrashort pulse propagation in third order media; Kerr effect, nonlinear Schrödinger equation, solitons, self-phase-modulation;
Material processing with ultrashort laser pulses: high precision cutting and drilling;
Micro- and nano-fabrication with ultrashort laser pulses: two-photon polymerization;
Large-scale laser facilities (free electron lasers…)
The course requires basic knowledge of the foundations of classical electromagnetism, quantum electronics (light-matter interaction, principles of lasers) and quantum mechanics.
A good understanding of the topics handled in the course of Photonics is an important but not necessary prerequisite.
Modalità di valutazione
The evaluation will consist of a written exam (two hours duration) with questions and/or problems covering the topics of the lectures.
The exam will test the depth of understanding by the student of the handled topics, the developed critical skills and the capabilities to effectively organize the presented material, using a proper lexicon and efficiency and linearity of the discussion.
Andrew M. Weiner, Ultrafast Optics, Editore: Wiley, Anno edizione: 2009, ISBN: 978-0-471-41539-8
Sandro De Silvestri, Rocio Borrego Varillas, Aurelio Oriana, Cristian Manzoni, Giulio Cerullo, Tunable few-optical cycle pulses and advanced ultrafast spectroscopic techniques, Editore: Societa Italiana di Fisica, Anno edizione: 2018, ISSN: 0393697X, Fascicolo: 41 http://dx.doi.org/10.1393/ncr/i2017-10143-7Cristian Manzoni, Giulio Cerullo, Design criteria for ultrafast optical parametric amplifiers, Editore: Institute of Physics, Anno edizione: 2016, ISSN: 0393697X https://dx.doi.org/10.1088/2040-8978/18/10/103501
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