• Modelling of end-pumped Ho:YLF amplifiers 

      Collett, Oliver John Philip (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-03)
      This work is a thesis regarding the energy scaling of end-pumped Ho:YLF amplifiers. The work includes: a brief review of laser physics and models, the development of a suitable three dimensional time resolved numerical ...
    • Geodesics and resonances of the Manko-Novikov spacetime 

      Geyer, Marisa (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In this thesis I study compact objects described by the Manko-Novikov spacetime. The Manko- Novikov spacetime is an exact solution to the Einstein Field Equations that allows objects to be black hole-like, ...
    • Development and application of tunable VUV laser sources 

      Nortje, Anton Christiaan (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: A tunable narrow-bandwidth vacuum ultra violet laser source was developed and characterised. Two-photon resonant four-wave sum-frequency mixing of two pulsed dye laser beams in magnesium vapour was used ...