PhD13: Alejandro Martinez Jimenez

Host: University of Kent, Applied Optics Group (AOG)

PhD Project: NPR laser followed by time stretch

The nonlinear polarization rotation (NPR) technique developed by Matsas, is a powerful tool for the generation of pico-femtosecond pulses. In the other hand, time stretch is data acquisition method that overcomes the speed limitation of electronic digitizers and enables continuous ultrafast single-shot spectroscopy, imaging and other measurements at refresh rates reaching billions of frames per second with non-stop recording spanning trillion of consecutive frames. In my project, we develop NPR at different bands of the spectrum and with different repetition rate we can achieve large improvements in different systems, so combine the NPR tool with time stretch technology, to enhance the performance in systems like OCT, microscopy, cytometry.