Université de Neuchâtel

Towards compact ultralow phase noise lasers and microwave signals based on new approaches

Brochard, Pierre ; Südmeyer, Thomas (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2019.

Today, the lowest phase noise microwave signals are generated optically by frequency division of an ultra-stable optical reference using a femtosecond frequency comb. In the commonly used approach, the ultra-stable optical reference is obtained by frequency-stabilizing a laser to a high-finesse ultra-low expansion optical cavity, and the frequency division is performed by optically locking a...

Université de Neuchâtel

New frontiers of ultrafast thin-disk laser oscillators for applications in metrology and the generation of THz and XUV radiation

Modsching, Norbert Paul ; Südmeyer, Thomas (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2019.

Ultrafast laser systems find application as versatile tool in industry and science. Ultrafast laser systems based on Ti:sapphire – the workhorse in ultrafast science – operate typically at kHz repetition rates and benefit from the available broad gain bandwidth for the direct generation of sub 100-fs pulse durations. However, thermal effects in the gain medium due to a high quantum defect...

Université de Neuchâtel

Novel ultrafast high-power thin-disk laser oscillators and applications for metrology and XUV generation

Paradis, Clément ; Südmeyer, Thomas (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2018.

Ultrafast lasers have revolutionized research in fundamental physics, chemistry and biology as well as industrial applications. A great number of experiments benefit from the development of Yb-based high-power femtosecond laser sources. These systems typically include a low-power mode-locked oscillator followed by amplifier stages relying on fiber, slab or thin-disk technologies. In many cases,...

Université de Neuchâtel

All-optical microwave generation using frequency combs

Dolgovskiy, Vladimir ; Südmeyer, Thomas (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2012.

Optical frequency combs from modelocked femtosecond lasers provide a direct, phase-coherent link between the radio frequency and optical domains. This thesis describes the development and realization of an ultra-stable microwave oscillator based on optical-to-microwave frequency transfer using two different optical frequency comb technologies. An optical reference oscillator is realized...