Student projects

We can offer shorter or longer projects for special courses, bachelor or master projects. Please contact us for further information.

General introduction to the projects

The future demand of controlling, measuring and manipulating matter requires access to ultra-short femtosecond pulses. With such pulses one can perform extreme nonlinear optics experiments, challenging the current understanding of physics. We seek to develop a simple method for generating ultra-short fs laser pulses in the visible (λ=380-750 nm) and near-infrared (λ=750-1400 nm) regimes. The pulses must be generated with low-cost and stable equipment, using high-power fiber lasers as source and a single quadratic nonlinear crystal as compression medium. 

Concrete project proposals

The following is a list over proposed projects that build on the general form explained in the introduction. 
  1. Using nonlocal theory for understanding soliton dynamics from cascaded quadratic nonlinearities
  2. Cascaded quadratic soliton compression of femtosecond fiber lasers
  3. Adiabatic compression in chirped quasi-phase matched nonlinear crystals
  4. Cascaded quadratic nonlinearities in waveguides
  5. Spatio-temporal dynamics in cascaded quadratic soliton compression of fs pulses in bulk media
  6. High-energy grating-based pulse compressor with anomalous dispersion and self-defocusing nonlinearities
  7. Supercontinuum generation with cascaded nonlinearities
  8. Nonlocal analysis: Modulational instability analysis; influence of second-harmonic loss
  9. Dispersive wave generation: optimizing parameters for efficient few-cycle pulse generation
  10. Few-cycle second-harmonic generated from cascading nonlinearities
  11. Nonlinear mid-infrared optics with gas-filled hollow-core kagome photonic crystal fibers

Project posters

We have made some poster advertising for our activities. You can get them here

"Ultrafast Nonlinear Optics", poster

"Femtosecond Titanium:Sapphire laser and optical parametric oscillator (OPO)", flyer

Past projects 

Examples of past student projects are listed here