• Thulium doped fibre lasers in continuous-wave and pulsed regimes 

      Coetzee, Riaan Stuart (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The following work focuses on the development and characterization of efficient, high-power, Thulium doped fibre lasers. Lasers emitting light around ~2 μm have generated a large amount of interest owing ...
    • Suboptimal LULU-estimators in measurements containing outliers 

      Astl, Stefan Ludwig (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Techniques for estimating a signal in the presence of noise which contains outliers are currently not well developed. In this thesis, we consider a constant signal superimposed by a family of noise ...
    • Optimized discharge excitation techniques for short pulse gas lasers : TEA CO2 laser 

      Kyeyune, Farooq (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Transversely excited atmospheric (TEA) CO2 lasers have found numerous established and potential applications in both industry and research. However, the development of laser systems which can meet the ...
    • Manipulation of short pulses 

      Okoye, Raphael (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: An ultra-fast laser pulse can be described in the time or frequency domain. If the timebandwidth product of an ultra-fast pulse is not satisfied, then the pulse is stretched. Stretching can be described ...
    • Development of a magneto optical trap for Rubidium 87 

      Elnour, Huzifa Mohammed Ahamed Mohammed (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: A Magneto Optical Trap (MOT) is a configuration formed by three orthogonal pairs of counterpropagating circularly polarized laser beams and a magnetic field gradient. A MOT is used to cool, capture and ...