Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2019-2020
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
a. Contribution of the teaching unit to the learning outcomes of the programme (PHYS2M and PHYS2M1)
AA1.3, AA1.4, AA1.5, AA1.6, AA 2.2, AA4.2, AA 5.1, AA5.2,AA 5.3, AA 6.3, AA 6.5, AA7.1, AA7.2, AA 7.5, AA 8.1.
b. Specific learning outcomes of the teaching unit
At the end of this teaching unit, the student will be able to:
1. use and characterize ultra-fast light sources ;
2. build a femtosecond oscillator ;
3. characterize in the time and frequency domains these ultra-fast light-sources ;
4. consider the use of those sources to tackle original problems in physics.
The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
- Mode-locking and elements of nonlinear optics
- Dispersion compensation schemes
- Optical frequency comb synthesis from mode-locked lasers
- Frequency comb and its use to measure light frequency
- Continuous wave laser stabilization using an optical frequency comb
- New techniques in distance measurement
- Techniques to measure the pulse duration
- How to produce attosecond pulses
- Use of femtosecond lasers and attosecond lasers to study vibrational and electronic degrees of freedom in molecules and solids
L. Gallmann, U. Keller, “Femtosecond and Attosecond Light Sources and
Techniques for Spectroscopy”, Handbook of high-resolution spectroscopy, Wiley online library, 2011.
P. Maddaloni, , P. De Natale, M. Bellini,. “ Laser-based measurements for time and frequency domain applications: a handbook”. CRC Press 2016.