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Department of Physics
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KVL / Klausuren / MAP 1st HS: 18.04  2nd HS: 06.06 25.07  begin WS: 17.10

4020220092 Physics of ultrafast processes (ultrafast spectroscopy)      VVZ  

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


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. Günter Steinmeyer,, 030-6392-1440, Prof. Dr. Thomas Elsässer,, 030-6392-1400
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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