The University of Ottawa is seeking partners in developing applications for its new femtosecond laser. This femtosecond (fs) laser brings the high power, ultra short pulses of a solid state fs laser into a fiber based system, enabling a substantial savings in size and cost. This opens up new possibilities in applications such as imaging, machining, and ophthalmology.
The specifications can be modified based on a user’s specific needs. Femtosecond fiber lasers based on this design will have the following advantages:
Lower operating costs
Portable due to 10 times size reduction (size of a desktop PC)
Robust lower cost system due to ease of manufacturing enabled by fiber optics
High power pulses appropriate for new and existing applications where pulses lower than 8 picoseconds are required
Researcher: Hanan Anis is an Associate Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). Previously, Hanan was the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Ceyba, an optical networking company. She conducted pioneering research in various areas of photonics, including soliton generation and detection, non-linear propagation, tunable lasers, and high-end transmission systems while at Nortel.