Modeling of nonlinear ultrashort optical pulse propagation
Author(s)Stein, Gregory Joseph
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Franz X. Kärtner and Erich P. Ippen.
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I present a numerical package, written in MATLAB, which provides a simplified scripting interface for simulating a host of ultrashort pulse propagation phenomena. With the proliferation of ultrashort laser technologies, the demand for efficient and accurate simulations has grown significantly. Here I introduce a linear-operator-based formalism for nonlinear pulse propagation beyond the slowly-varying-envelope approximation, which includes phenomena such as nonlinear wave mixing, plasma blue-shifting, and high harmonic generation. I also demonstrate the capabilities of our versatile simulation package, which can handle optical pulse propagation through a host of geometries and guiding structures. Finally, the simulation package is used to investigate a number of effects, particularly that of modulational instability in Kagome-type hollow-core photonic crystal fibers.
Thesis: S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2015.This electronic version was submitted by the student author. The certified thesis is available in the Institute Archives and Special Collections.Cataloged from student-submitted PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (pages 97-100).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.