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Ultrafast Laser Laboratory

Ultrafast Laser Laboratory


The Ultrafast Laser Laboratory is a shared University facility housed on the second floor of the Chemistry building. A wide range of multidisciplinary research involving lasers and researchers drawn from across the University is conducted here. Three high power amplified Ti:sapphire laser systems operating at 1 kHz repetition rate are available with pulse energies up to a few millijoules over durations of 2 ps, 100 fs, and 20 fs. Non-linear optical amplification and mixing using the 2 ps and 100 fs laser systems yields tunable radiation from 10┬Ám to 200 nm. High harmonic generation from the 20 fs laser system extends the available spectral range out into the extreme ultraviolet (lmin ~ 8 nm; hnmax ~100 eV). The laboratory also houses a versatile collection of high power Nd:YAG lasers, excimer lasers, dye lasers, and a high resolution infrared optical parametric oscillator/amplifier that run at 10 Hz repetition rate with pulse durations of several nanoseconds. The Ultrafast Laser Laboratory is part of the University’s Center for Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Sciences (CAMOS) and a focal point of its NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training Program in the Science and Engineering of Laser Interactions with Matter (SELIM).