Special Issue "Ultrafast Laser Pulses"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2019
It is a great pleasure, and an honor, to present this Special Issue of Applied Sciences, “Ultrafast Laser Pulses”. This is a special feature issue to present recent advances in the generation and utilization of ultrafast laser pulses and future prospects of this key, fundamental, research area. All interested authors are invited to submit their newest results on ultrafast laser pulses for possible publication in this Special Issue. All papers need to present original, previously-unpublished work and will be subject to the normal standards and peer-review processes of this journal (including the usual fees). There is the possibility of accepting a few review papers; prospective authors are encouraged to submit their review proposals. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Design and modeling of ultrafast laser systems
- Power scaling of pulsed lasers
- Fiber and waveguide lasers for ultrafast pulses
- Frequency conversion techniques
- CPA and OPCPA laser technologies
- High-repetition high-power ultrafast laser systems
- New techniques to measure ultrafast pulses
- Applications of ultrafast lasers
- Ultrafast pump-probe spectroscopy
- Ultrafast imaging
- Material machining and processing with ultrafast laser pulses
- Generation of extreme-ultraviolet and soft X-ray radiation with ultrafast lasers
Dr. Fabio Frassetto
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Ultrafast lasers
- Pulsed lasers
- Ultrafast pump-probe techniques
- Ultrafast material machining
- Fiber lasers
- Optical Parametric Chirped-Pulse Amplification
- High-order harmonic generation
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: High repetition rate THz generation in GaP driven by modelocked thin-disk oscillators: scaling laws and future directions
Authors: Frank Meyer*, Negar Hekmat, Samira Mansourzadeh, Felix Fobbe, Martin Hoffmann, and Clara J. Saraceno
Affiliation: Photonics and Ultrafast Laser Science, Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany; [email protected]; Tel.: +49-234-32-29498
Abstract: Sources of few or single-cycle THz pulses driven by near-infrared ultrafast lasers have enabled THz time domain spectroscopy to emerge as a powerful tool for a variety of applications in science and technology. However, many of these applications would strongly benefit from the availability of higher power THz sources. Current state of the art sources are limited to relatively low average powers on the mW level and below, mainly due to the power limitations inherent in the Ti:Sa laser technology, that is most commonly used to drive these sources. We recently demonstrated THz generation by optical rectification in GaP with an excitation power of more than 100 W using an Yb:YAG modelocked thin-disk oscillator. In this contribution we systematically investigate the power scaling limitations in this simple geometry and draw conclusions about its applicability to more advanced generation schemes like the tilted pulse front method in lithium niobate.