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Frequency Comb Spectroscopy
Last Updated Date: 08/20/2014

We use optical frequency combs to perform precision spectroscopy in the visible and, more recently, mid-infrared, domains, for rapid, high … more

Optical Cavities for Laser Stabilization
Last Updated Date: 08/20/2014

Optical cavities are essential elements of optical atomic clocks, as they serve to pre-stabilize the clock laser. Our Group is currently … more

Optical and Microwave Waveform Synthesis
Last Updated Date: 08/14/2014

We use femtosecond-laser frequency combs to generate optical and microwave waveforms with unprecedented noise performance.

Fluorescence Microscope Benchmarking
Last Updated Date: 08/12/2014

We have made available a method to characterize a fluorescence microscope's performance by benchmarking the detection threshold, saturation and … more

Calcium Optical Beam Clock
Last Updated Date: 08/08/2014

A simple, compact alternative to the highest performing optical standards, the Ca clock uses a thermal beam of neutral atoms with one or two … more

Neutron Interferometry with Polarized Neutrons as an Additional Degree of Freedom
Last Updated Date: 07/15/2014

Our goal is to apply Quantum Information Processing techniques to improve neutron interferometry contrast by making our final measurement … more

Far-infrared Spectroscopy of Biomolecules
Last Updated Date: 07/11/2014

Far-infrared (or terahertz/THz, ca. 25 to 300 micron wavelength) femtosecond pulsed laser and Fourier-transform infrared methods are employed to … more

State-resolved Biomolecular Spectroscopies
Last Updated Date: 07/03/2014

Sensitive and fully state resolved spectroscopic methods in the terahertz (THz) and ultraviolet (UV) regions are being developed to investigate … more

Differential Absorption LIDAR
Last Updated Date: 07/03/2014

We are developing a method for accurately quantifying greenhouse gas emissions from natural and anthropogenic sources and sinks to meet the … more

THz Detection of Corrosion Products
Last Updated Date: 07/01/2014

The major cause of deteriorating concrete in the infrastructure is corrosion of the reinforcing steel. This is the major mechanism of … more

In Situ Measurement Techniques
Last Updated Date: 07/01/2014

Synthetic cell membrane constructs allow the simplification and complete control of a more complicated cellular system, as well as the … more

Optical Medical Imaging
Last Updated Date: 07/01/2014

The Optical Medical Imaging program was established to advance the application of optical imaging in surgical, clinical, and medical practices. … more

Materials Informatics
Last Updated Date: 06/15/2014

 The Materials Genome Initiative will create a new era of materials innovation that will serve as a foundation for strengthening domestic … more

Crystallographic Databases
Last Updated Date: 05/21/2014

Components and devices used in a broad spectrum of technology sectors such as health care, communications, energy and electronics are manufactured … more

3D Tissue Scaffolds
Last Updated Date: 05/15/2014

Our goal is to develop advanced measurement tools and standards for measuring scaffold properties and their impact on biological response.  

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