Modeling in Photonics
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Realizing the Transparent Laser
When developing a fiber laser (or in fact any other kind of laser), one of the main challenges is that you cannot simply look into the device in order to see what exactly is going on inside. That makes it difficult, of course, to find out how exactly to fix certain problems and optimize the performance.
Wouldn't it be marvelous if you had a “transparent laser”, where you can easily see e.g. what are the optical intensities and excitation densities anywhere in the fiber, including their temporal evolution with arbitrary resolution? It turns out that this is possible – with computer models of lasers (or e.g. ultrafast amplifier systems), as can be made with our software. These are extremely helpful tools
- for acquiring a detailed understanding of what goes on inside such devices,
- and thus also for optimizing their designs.
Presentation on Efficient Laser Development With the Transparent Laser
In the following, we present a 25-minute video, where Dr. Paschotta explains
- what special challenge you face in laser development,
- how a computer model can be used to effectively obtain a transparent laser, and
- how you can in practice work with a laser model, greatly reducing the cost and time required for the development.
Enjoy the video and take home important insights on how to make your laser development more efficient!
You can also download the presentation as a PDF document.
When you have digested the presentation, you may want to learn about our powerful simulation software – for example, RP Fiber Power in the area of passive and active fiber optics or RP Resonator for laser resonator design.