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Prof. A.Gh Podoleanu

Head of Applied Optics Group

Professor of Biomedical Optics

Ingram Building Rm.301
Telephone: 01227 823272
Fax: 01227 827558





AP has joined the Applied Optics Group in January 1993 as a Tempus Fellow and then worked as a Research Associate since Sept. 1993. Up to 1992, he was associate professor in the Technical University Bucharest, Romania, where he taught Physics, Optics and optoelectronics and developed research on Lasers and fast optoelectronics. He was involved in Kent in research and development of a subnanosecond dwell time multichannel digital correlator (the fastest multichannel configuration), in distance measurements using white light interferometry, Faraday sensing and secure optical communications. Since 1995 he is been working in the optical coherence tomography (OCT) field for imaging eye and skin and flow characterisation. He contributed towards development of the en-face OCT imaging as a new technology to complement the more conventional longitudinal OCT imaging. For the first time, he generated dual OCT and confocal images of the retina. He is co-author of more than 150 journal papers and conference proceedings and of 13 patents on the above mentioned subjects. In 1984, he was awarded The Romanian Academy "Constantin Miculescu" prize for research in Lasers and Nonlinear Optics.

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Starter kit enables easy femtosecond lasing

Femtosecond Kit from Del Mar Photonics

The Femtosecond Kit FemtoStart from Del Mar Photonics represents an excellent compromise between time and cost. Containing all necessary optical and mechanical elements together with a thorough instruction, it enables the user to achieve stable femtosecond lasing after a short period of time. FemtoStart kit can be used as introductory system in colleges and universities for undergraduate and graduate training.

FemtoStart Kit is an excellent tool for research groups who would like to learn more about opportunities of using femtosecond laser pulses in a variety of applications including physics, chemistry, biochemistry, biology, new material research, semiconductor physics and optical communications, space research and medicine.

Basic FemtoStart Kit’s configuration correspond to 100, 50 or 20 femtosecond Ti : sapphire lasers. Optional configurations are also possible. FemtoStart kit has several advantages compared to fixed setups; e.g. repetition rates may be varied from 70 to 140 MHz. We recommend 5 W diode pumped solid state (DPSS) laser (Verdi from Coherent or Millenia from Spectra-Physics) as a pumping source, however any Ar-ion laser or diode-pumped solid-state laser with 3 – 5W output power will do the job.

Typical test data for Trestles 50 pumped by 3 Watt Ar-ion laser
Configuration: slit manual; Starter- button; Pump source – Ar -3W
Lens f = 100mm
Optics mirror set is Ga10.*
Output coupler Ca4.2 (720-918)
Crystal 10 mm Harkov
Pump power is Ppump(532 nm) = 2.5 W
Ppump(532nm) = 4W   Pout = 770 mW




New pump options 4W/6W DPSS laser

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Trestles Femtosecond Ti:Sapphire laser - Manual
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