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What is Chirped Pulse Amplification, and why is it important enough to warrant a Nobel Prize?

The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded recently, with half going to Arthur Ashkin for his work on optical tweezers and half going to Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland for developing a technique ...
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What is the mathematical basis behind using a chirp signal to determine the resonant frequency of a second order differential system?

It is a common practise for engineers to try to determine the resonant frequency of a system through a chirp signal. Given a damped oscillating system with displacement $x$, driven by a chirp signal ...
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Is radar-style 'pulse coding' (stretch, amplify, interact, and then compress) used in the optical domain?

Chirped Pulse Amplification (CPA) is an optics technique for producing short laser pulses at intensities which are high enough that the gain medium would destroy itself through nonlinear phenomena ...
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Does chirp affect the coherence of a laser?

Lets say we have a laser beam with finite temporal coherence. A broadband spectrum with a transform limited pulse of 100fs. If we measure its temporal coherence when the pulse is transform limited ...