Low Cost Ultrafast Optics with a Mode-Locked Erbium Fiber Laser
Bethel University, June 13–15, 2018
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Host and Mentor:
Chad Hoyt is Associate Professor of Physics at Bethel University. Dr. Hoyt earned his Ph.D. in Optical Science from the University of New Mexico in 2003. His research comprised the first demonstration and analysis of optical cooling of thulium-doped solids. Chad has experience in laser cooling and trapping, as well as atomic, molecular and optical physics. He did post-doctoral work at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, CO in the field of optical atomic clocks from 2003-2006. He helped build a system for cooling, trapping and spectroscopically probing ytterbium atoms with high precision. Since coming to Bethel University in 2006, Chad and his undergraduate research team have constructed a lithium magneto-optical trap and made spectroscopic measurements of the atoms at ∼500 microkelvin. Chad has helped develop and lead advanced lab-based courses in Optics and Lasers. Open-ended student projects in these courses have included nonlinear optics (Z-scan measurements, parametric downconversion), atomic and molecular spectroscopy, laser cooling and trapping, building HeNe lasers, holographic and interferometric measurements, quantum optics, fiber lasers, and precision measurements with physical optics. The fiber laser and frequency comb work is supported in part by NSF EIR grant #1208930.
Chad Hoyt, Associate Professor of Physics, Bethel University, Department of Physics, 3900 Bethel Dr. #2336, St. Paul, MN 55112. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone: 651-638-6989.
Please note that the Jonathan F. Reichert Foundation has established a grant program to help purchase apparatus used in Laboratory Immersions. Limitations and exclusions apply, but generally speaking the foundation may support up to 40% of the cost of the required equipment.