Objective: The primary goal of this fellowship, Entitled semiconductor disk
lasers for efficient terahertz generation (select), Is to train a talented researcher through a research project focused on the development of high-performance laser sources based on semiconductor disk
lasers and novel periodically poled ferroelectric and semiconductor crystals that can offer an access to new wavelengths not covered by available gain media, Particularly in the thz spectral region, Which are desired for thz spectroscopy, Biomedical imaging, And safety and security applications.
Dr Jennifer Hastie led the project to demonstrate the first tunable diamond Raman lasers, achieved by incorporating the Raman crystals into semiconductor disk
lasers; a novel type of tunable laser extensively developed at the Institute of Photonics said that Raman lasers work by firing a pump light beam through a crystal, thus creating heat, and as that heat is generated the laser beam is converted to a different colour.