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Ultrafast Laser Physics

Definition: the area of laser physics dealing with ultrashort processes

Categories: lasers, light pulses

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Ultrafast laser physics is the area of laser physics which is dealing with “ultrafast” processes in lasers, i.e. processes occurring on a time scale of picoseconds, femtoseconds, or faster. Of particular importance are processes concerning the generation of ultrashort pulses of light. Examples of such phenomena are:

It can also be of interest how other phenomena, e.g. chromatic dispersion, influence ultrafast processes.

There is a wider area called ultrafast optics which also covers phenomena outside lasers.

See also: ultrafast optics, mode locking, laser physics, pulse propagation modeling, ultrafast lasers, ultrafast amplifiers
and other articles in the categories lasers, light pulses

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