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Measuring Light-Matter Interactions in Chip-Based Optical Cavities

Measuring interactions between light and matter has both fundamental and practical importance. For example, lasers have had a profound influence … more

Geostationary Operations Environment Satellite R-Series Program (GOES-R) Extreme UV/X-ray Irradiance Sensor (EXIS) Calibration

Calibrations of the The Extreme ultraviolet/X-ray Irradiance Sensor (EXIS), which will be installed on the Geostationary Operations Environment … more

Synchrotron Radiation-Based Calibrations for Space Weather Prediction

Orbital ultraviolet and extreme-ultraviolet spectrometers are calibrated on beamline 2, taking advantage of the calculability of synchrotron … more

Vacuum-Ultraviolet Optical Properties of Cryogenic Water Ices

The optical properties of cryogenic water ices in the vacuum-ultraviolet spectral range are studied. more

Micro- and Nano-Mechanical Systems

Micro- and nano-optomechanical systems are being investigated experimentally to bring these systems toward the quantum limit, study quantum … more

Light-matter Interactions in Semiconductor Nanostructures

The quantum optics of light interacting with semiconductor-based nanostructures is being studied to extend concepts of entanglement and coherence … more



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