Imaging and Collecting Spatially Structured Arrays of Ultrashort Pulses for Ultrahigh Information Rate Optics: Numerical Simulation and Modeling
Final rept. 1 Jun 1993-30 Jun 1998
RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INST TROY NY
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We propose augmentation of the principal investigators parent contract with the Air Force in the form of support for one additional graduate student. The student would perform numerical simulations and modeling relevant to the use of ultrashort optical pulses to observe a remote object at high data rate. The work would relate specifically to our recent experimental demonstration of a kinematically modelocked nonlinear loop mirror laser utilizing erbium doped fiber. This technology provides a strategy for realizing a sensitive means for sensing the motion of a remote object. The student would seek a better description of the internal dynamics of the nonlinear loop mirror laser and would examine strategies that might more fully utilize the potential of this physical behavior. Relevance to recent and ongoing work would also be addressed.
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