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Intracavity Laser Dynamics and Diverse Waveform Generation


Sensors Directorate, RY/Electromagnetics Technology Division

RO# Location
13.35.01.B7368 Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 454337542


Name E-mail Phone
Usechak, Nicholas G 937.713.8851


This research primarily focuses on manipulating light within laser cavities in order to generate diverse waveforms outside of the laser. We are also interested in using nonlinear wave mixing to synthesize diverse waveforms. Work is currently being conducted experimentally using multi-section quantum-dot lasers, computationally by solving systems of partial differential equations based on traveling-wave models, and analytically through the use of delay differential equations. Opportunities exist to contribute to one or more of the different areas (theory, experiment, simulations), depending on background and interest level.


Quantum dot lasers; Mode locking; Laser dynamics; Laser theory; Semiconductor lasers; Optical waveform generation; High frequency test and measurement; Nonlinear optics; Integrated photonic development;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants
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