Dr. Peter Baricholo

Dr. Peter Baricholo

Senior Lecturer - Applied Physics

Total: 0 Lesson(s)

Website: http://www.nust.ac.zw

Office: AF36

Extension: 2446

Email: peter.baricholo@nust.ac.zw

Qualifications
PhD in Lasers and Applied Optics (NUST), M. Phil. Lasers and Applied Optics (NUST), BSc. Hons in Physics (UZ), Lic. in Physics Education (Cuba)

Research
Laser Development, Laser pectroscopy, Supercontinuum Generation and applications, Dielectric Barrier Discharges and their applications, Industrial applications of radioisotopes and RTD experiments for process optimisation.

 

Publications by Dr. Peter Baricholo

Baricholo P, M. Mathuthu, Carelse X. F., Von Bergmann HM, A. V. Gholap.. Design, development and characterisation of a CO2 gas laser system. Journal of Applied Sciences for Southern Africa (JASSA) Volume 12, issue 1 of 2006.

Baricholo P and HM von Bergmann, “Development of a longitudinally excited continuous wave CO2 laser”, Lap Lambert Academic Publishing, 18 October 2010, ISBN-13: 9783838384207, 112 pages, available on http://www.betterworldbooks.com/development-of-a-longitudinally-excited-continuous-wave-co2-laser-id-3838384202.aspx

Baricholo P, Hlatywayo DJ, Von Bergmann HM, Stehmann T, Rohwer E, Collier M. Development of dielectric barrier discharge lamp systems for sterilization and exhaust gas remediation. Conclave of Afro-Asia young scientist, TWASS-ROCASSA proceedings.

Baricholo P, Hlatywayo DJ, Von Bergmann HM, Stehmann T, Rohwer E, Collier M. Influence of gas discharge parameters on emissions from a dielectric barrier discharge excited argon excimer lamp. S Afr J Sci. 2011;107(11/12), Art. #581, 7 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/sajs. v107i11/12.581

Baricholo P, Stehmann T, Rohwer EG, Collier M, Hlatywayo DJ, Von Bergmann HM. Dielectric barrier discharge CO2 TEA laser operated at frequencies upto 400 Hz, in Proceedings of SAIP2011, the 56th Annual Conference of the South African Institute of Physics, edited by I. Basson and A.E. Botha (University of South Africa, Pretoria, 2011), pp. 2 - 7. ISBN: 978-1-86888-688-3. Available online at http:\\www.saip.org.za

James F Jena, Peter Baricholo, Temba S Dlodlo and Paul K Buah-Bassuah. Propagation characteristics control by variation of PCF structural parameters in Proceedings of SAIP2014, the 59th Annual Conference of the South African Institute of Physics, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, 2014), pp. 2 - 7. ISBN: 978-0-620-65391-6. Available online at http:\\www.saip.org.za

Conference papers

Baricholo P, Hlatywayo DJ, Von Bergmann HM, Stehmann T, Rohwer E, Collier M. Experimental study of design parameters of longitudinally excited CO2, TEA CO2 lasers and of dielectric barrier discharges as the excitation mechanisms for TEA CO2 lasers. This paper was presented at  52nd South African Institute of Physicists Conference held at University of Witswatesrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2 – 5 July 2007

Baricholo P, Hlatywayo DJ, Von Bergmann HM, Stehmann T, Rohwer E, Collier M. Experimental study of design parameters of dielectric barrier discharges as the excitation mechanism for compact TEA CO2 lasers to be used for medical and environmental applications. This paper was presented at the OPTOLASERMED2007, University of Cape Coast, Ghana, 19 – 24 November 2007.

Baricholo P, Hlatywayo DJ, Von Bergmann HM, Stehmann T, Rohwer E, Collier M. Experimental investigation of factors influencing spatial distribution of micro-discharges in non-thermal plasmas. This paper was presented at the African Laser Center – Kariega 2008 Symposium, Nelson Mandela metropolitan University, Port Elizaberth, South Africa, 7-9 May 2008.

Baricholo P, Hlatywayo DJ, Von Bergmann HM, Stehmann T, Rohwer E, Collier M. Experimental investigation of factors influencing spatial distribution of micro-discharges in non-thermal plasmas. This paper was presented at the 53rd SAIP conference, hosted by the University of Limpopo, Polokwane, South Africa as from 9th to 11 July 2008.

Baricholo P, Hlatywayo DJ, Von Bergmann HM, Stehmann T, Rohwer E, Collier M. Dielectric barrier discharge excited CO2 laser and excimer lamp systems and applications of ultrafast lasers to materials processing. This paper was presented at the African Laser Center – Kariega 2009 Symposium, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizaberth, South Africa, 2 - 5 July 2009.

Baricholo P, Hlatywayo DJ, Von Bergmann HM, Stehmann T, Rohwer E, Collier M. Dielectric barrier discharge excited CO2 laser and excimer lamp systems for materials processing. This paper was presented at the 54th South African Institute of Physicists Conference held at University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, 7 – 10 July 2009.

M. von Bergmann, P. Baricholo, T. Stehmann. Direct comparison of spark and corona preionization in a small size, solid state switched high repetition rate CO2 TEA laser. This paper was presented at the XVIII International Symposium on gas flow and chemical lasers and high power lasers 2010, Sofia, Bulgaria, August 30 – September 3, 2010.

Baricholo P, Hlatywayo DJ, Von Bergmann HM, Stehmann T, Rohwer E, Collier M. Electrical and optical characterization of dielectric barrier discharge excited Ar excimer lamp systems and it applications. This paper was presented at the African Laser Center – Stellenbosch 2010 Symposium, Zevenwatch Wine Estate, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 23 - 26 September 2010.

Baricholo P, Hlatywayo DJ, Von Bergmann HM, Stehmann T, Rohwer E, Collier M. 126 nm VUV emission from an Ar2* excimer lamp excited by a dielectric barrier discharge. presented at the 55th Annual conference of the South African Institute of Physics, hosted by the CSIR-NLC at the CSIR International convention center; 27 September to 1 October 2010.

Baricholo P, Stehmann T, Rohwer EG, Collier M, Hlatywayo DJ, Von Bergmann HM. Dielectric barrier discharge CO2 TEA laser operated at frequencies upto 400 Hz, presented at 56th Annual conference of the South African Institute of Physics, hosted by Department of Physics, University of South Africa (UNISA), St George Hotel, Gauteng, South Afruca, 12 – 15 July 2011.

Baricholo P, Stehmann T, Rohwer EG, Collier M, Hlatywayo DJ, Von Bergmann HM. Dielectric barrier discharge CO2 TEA laser operated at frequencies upto 400 Hz presented at African Laser Center – Stellenbosch 2011 Symposium, Zevenwatch wine Estate, Western Cape, South Africa, 9 - 12 September 2011.

Jena F. J., Dlodlo T. S., Buah-Bassuah P. K. , Baricholo P. (2014). Propagation Characteristics Control by Variation of PCF Structural Parameters. Proceedings of the 1st Siegman International School on Lasers. Book of abstracts pp. 4. Pigott Hall, Building 260, Rm 113, Stanford University, CA,USA.

Jena F. J., Dlodlo T. S., Buah-Bassuah P. K. , Baricholo P. (2014). Simulation of Electromagnetic Wave Propagation in Photonic Crystal Fibers. Proceedings of the Reseacrh Intellectual Expo-Science Engineering and Technology, RIE-SET 2014. University of Zimbabwe, Harare, ZW

Suliali N. J., Baricholo P., Neethling P. H. & Rohwer E. G. (2014).Interference fringe intensity measurement by optical path length variation using Michelson’s interferometer. Proceedings of the 59th Annual South African Insitute of Physics Conference.University of Johannesburg, RSA. Book of Abstracts for Oral Presentations pp.65.

James F Jena, Temba S Dlodlo, Paul K Buah Bassuah and Peter Baricholo, Solving the Nonlinear Schrödinger Equation Using the Symmetrised Split Step Fourier Method,  SAMSA Conference held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, 24 - 28 November 2014.