Multi-threaded parallel numerical modelling of femtosecond pulse propagation in laser machining

Mandana Baregheh*, Vladimir Mezentsev, Holger Schmitz

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Abstract

Femtosecond laser microfabrication has emerged over the last decade as a 3D flexible technology in photonics. Numerical simulations provide an important insight into spatial and temporal beam and pulse shaping during the course of extremely intricate nonlinear propagation (see e.g. [1,2]). Electromagnetics of such propagation is typically described in the form of the generalized Non-Linear Schrdinger Equation (NLSE) coupled with Drude model for plasma [3]. In this paper we consider a multi-threaded parallel numerical solution for a specific model which describes femtosecond laser pulse propagation in transparent media [4, 5]. However our approach can be extended to similar models. The numerical code is implemented in NVIDIA Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) which provides an effitient hardware platform for multi-threded computing. We compare the performance of the described below parallel code implementated for GPU using CUDA programming interface [3] with a serial CPU version used in our previous papers [4,5].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and 12th European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO EUROPE/EQEC 2011
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4577-0532-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-4577-0533-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011
Event2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and 12th European Quantum Electronics Conference - Munich, Germany
Duration: 22 May 201126 May 2011

Conference

Conference2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and 12th European Quantum Electronics Conference
Abbreviated titleCLEO EUROPE/EQEC 2011
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period22/05/1126/05/11

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