Graduate Exam Abstract

Scott Domingue

Ph.D. Preliminary
November 18, 2013, 11:00 a.m.
Scott Engineering Building, Room 257
Ultrafast Sources for Nonlinear Spectroscopy

Abstract: We have developed an extensive suite of tools to broaden the application range of near-IR ultrafast laser sources, including all normal dispersion supercontinuum generation, a master oscillator power amplifier, and a high speed pump-probe delay scanner. Our primary goal for the development of these methods and techniques was to enable a series of coherent Raman experiments, where we have the capability to explore the sensitivity of different excitation schemes: impulsive excitation, vibration specific excitation, and spontaneous Raman scattering, in addition to a similarly varied set of detection methods. We will also seek to employ these techniques of nonlinear fiber interactions to other ultrafast laser platforms. Specifically, we will suitably alter the power spectrum of an Er-doped ultrafast fiber laser to perform new vibrational overtone experiments.

Adviser: Randy Bartels
Co-Adviser: n/a
Non-ECE Member: Amber Krummel
Member 3: Mario Marconi
Addional Members: Diego Krapf

Domingue, Scott R., and Randy A. Bartels. "Overcoming temporal polarization instabilities from the latent birefringence in all-normal dispersion, wave-breaking-extended nonlinear fiber supercontinuum generation." Optics express 21, no. 11 (2013): 13305-13321.

Berrill, Mark, David Alessi, Yong Wang, Scott R. Domingue, Dale H. Martz, Brad M. Luther, Yanwei Liu, and Jorge J. Rocca. "Improved beam characteristics of solid-target soft x-ray laser amplifiers by injection seeding with high harmonic pulses." Optics letters 35, no. 14 (2010): 2317-2319.

Meng, L. M., D. Alessi, O. Guilbaud, Y. Wang, M. Berrill, B. M. Luther, S. R. Domingue et al. "Temporal coherence and spectral linewidth of an injection-seeded transient collisional soft x-ray laser." Optics Express 19, no. 13 (2011).

Program of Study:
ECE 503
ECE 504
ECE 506
ECE 580A3
ECE 604
ECE 641
MATH 450
MATH 545