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KVL / Klausuren / MAP 1st HS: 08.04  2nd HS: 27.05 15.07  begin WS: 14.10

4020190064 Physics of ultrafast processes (ultrafast spectroscopy)      VVZ  

Fri 11-13
weekly NEW 15 2'102 (24) Thomas Elsässer, Günter Steinmeyer
Wed 11-12
weekly NEW 14 1'13 (24) Thomas Elsässer, Günter Steinmeyer
Wed 12-13
weekly NEW 14 1'13 (24) Thomas Elsässer, Günter Steinmeyer


classroom language
Fundamentals of generation and application of ultrashort light pulses, physical mechanisms of ultrafast processes in the gas and condensed phases
Bachelor degree in physics, lectures quantum mechanics 1 and electrodynamics
structure / topics / contents
1. Generation of ultrashort pulses
2. Frequency conversion and pulse compression
3. Methods of pulse characterization and nonlinear spectroscopy
4. Nonlinear dynamics and control of isolated systems
5.Ultrafast dynamics of molecular systems in condensed phases
6. Dynamics of elementary excitations in solids
assigned modules
P24.4.e P35.2
amount, credit points; Exam / major course assessment
3 SWS, 6 SP/ECTS (Arbeitsanteil im Modul für diese Lehrveranstaltung, nicht verbindlich)
oral exam
Prof. Dr. T. Elsässer, Max-Born-Institut, Haus C, Raum 2.1,, 030-6392-1400. Prof. Dr. Günter Steinmeyer, Max-Born-Institut, Haus C, Raum 3.7,, 030-6392-1440
A. M. Weiner. Ultrafast Optics. Wiley, 2009
J. C. Diels, W. Rudolph. Ultrashort Laser Pulse Phenomena. Academic Press 1996
R. W. Boyd. Nonlinear Optics. Academic Press 2003
G. A. Reider. Photonics. Springer, 2016
J. Shah. Ultrafast Spectroscopy of Semiconductors and Semiconductor Nanostructures. Springer, 1999
G. P. Agrawal. Fiber-Optic Communication Systems. Wiley 1992
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