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Designing the Nanoworld: Nanostructures, Nanodevices, and Nanooptics

Nano and atomic scale theory of the electronic, optical and mechanical properties of ultrasmall structures, such as semiconductor quantum dots and … more

Fabry-Perot Displacement Interferometry

High-resolution Fabry-Perot interferometry is being developed and employed for demanding applications in mechanical displacement metrology. more

Micro- and nano-optomechanical systems

Light can interact with mechanical systems in interesting and useful ways, not only probing the mechanical motion with spectacular sensitivity, … more

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

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