1. Introduction and Review

  1. Andrew M. Weiner

Published Online: 28 OCT 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470473467.ch1

Ultrafast Optics

Ultrafast Optics

How to Cite

Weiner, A. M. (2009) Introduction and Review, in Ultrafast Optics, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470473467.ch1

Author Information

  1. Purdue University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 OCT 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JUN 2009

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Pure and Applied Optics

Book Series Editors:

  1. Glenn Boreman

Series Editor Information

  1. University of Central Florida, CREOL & FPCE, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471415398

Online ISBN: 9780470473467



  • ultrafast, applying to picosecond time scale;
  • ultrashort laser pulses - in “stop-action” measurements of ultrafast physical processes;
  • ultrafast optics technology - in pulse generation and signal processing


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction to Ultrashort Laser Pulses

  • Brief Review of Electromagnetics

  • Review of Laser Essentials

  • Introduction to Ultrashort Pulse Generation Through Mode-Locking

  • Fourier Series and Fourier Transforms

  • Problems