Science & Math Colloquium

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South End Dining Hall


October 11, 2018


11:30 AM to 12:20 PM


Ultrashort Pulse Laser Systems – what are they and what can you do with them?

Galen C. Duree Jr.

Department Head and Professor

Physics and Optical Engineering Department

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Terre Haute, Indiana


Ultrashort Pulse Laser Systems (USPL) have experienced a great deal of growth since turn-key systems were developed back in 2004.  However, many scientists and engineers still do not know why this type of laser light is important.  I will describe how we make light pulses that have a shorter duration than typical atomic response timescales.  Since this creates a new physics situation in terms of light-matter interactions, I will discuss some particularly interesting applications that only USPL light can accomplish.


Science & Math Colloquium

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