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Stephen Maxwell (Fed)

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Optical and Mechanical Design of a Telescope for Lunar Spectral Irradiance Measurements from a High-Altitude Aircraft

September 8, 2020
Clarence Zarobila, Steven Grantham, Steven W. Brown, John T. Woodward IV, Stephen Maxwell, Dana R. Defibaugh, Thomas C. Larason, Kevin Turpie
We have designed a non-imaging telescope for measurement of the spectral irradiance of the moon. The telescope was integrated into a wing pod of a NASA ER-2 research aircraft to measure lunar spectral irradiance during flight. The telescope and support

Preflight Radiometric Calibration of Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2

January 9, 2017
Stephen Maxwell, B. Carol Johnson, Robert Rosenberg, Lars Chapsky, Richard A. Lee, Randy Pollock
This paper describes the prelaunch radiometric calibration of the imaging spectrometers used on the second Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-2). The gain and dark response were characterized for each focal plane array detector element. An integrating sphere

Precise methane absorption measurements in the 1.64 micron spectral region for the MERLIN mission

June 2, 2016
Joseph T. Hodges, Stephen E. Maxwell, Zachary D. Reed, Hong Lin, Keeyon Sung, Malathy Devi, Thomas Warneke, Peter Spietz, Ha Tran, Thibault Delahaye
In this article we describe a high-precision laboratory targeting the R(6) manifold of the 2ν3 band of 12CH4. Accurate physical models of this absorption spectrum will be required by the Franco-German, Methane Remote Sensing LIDAR (MERLIN) space mission

Multiheterodyne spectroscopy with optical frequency combs generated from a continuous-wave laser

May 1, 2014
David A. Long, Adam J. Fleisher, Kevin O. Douglass, Stephen E. Maxwell, Katarzyna E. Bielska, Joseph T. Hodges, David F. Plusquellic
Dual-drive Mach-Zehnder modulators were utilized to produce power-leveled optical frequency combs (OFCs) from a continuous-wave laser. The resulting OFCs contained up to fifty unique frequency components and spanned more than 200 GHz. Simple changes to the

Rapid scan absorption spectroscopy using a waveform-driven electro-optic phase modulator in the 1.6- 1.65 ym region

September 25, 2013
Kevin O. Douglass, Stephen Maxwell, Gar W. Truong, Roger D. van Zee, Joseph T. Hodges, David Long, David F. Plusquellic
A method is reported for performing fast optical frequency scans over a bandwidth of 36.9 GHz and at a sweep rate of 40 kHz using a single second-order sideband from an electro-optic phase modulator driven by an arbitrary waveform generator. Single

Frequency-agile, rapid scanning spectroscopy

April 28, 2013
Gar W. Truong, Kevin O. Douglass, Stephen E. Maxwell, Roger D. van Zee, David F. Plusquellic, Joseph T. Hodges, David A. Long
Challenging applications in trace gas analyses require high precision and acquisition rates.1-4 Many continuous-wave laser spectroscopy techniques exhibit significant sensitivity and potential;5 however, their scanning rates are slow because they rely upon

Construction of a High Power OPO Laser system for Differential Absorption LIDAR

September 13, 2011
Kevin O. Douglass, Stephen E. Maxwell, David F. Plusquellic, Joseph T. Hodges, Roger D. van Zee, Daniel V. Samarov, James R. Whetstone
Our goal is to develop and characterize optical measurement technology to enable accurate quantification of greenhouse-gas emissions to meet the needs of industry and regulators. A 1064 nm pumped high energy optical parametric oscillator (OPO) operating

Spatial separation in a thermal mixture of ultracold174Yb and 87Rb atoms

April 21, 2011
F. Baumer, F. Munchow, A. Gorlitz, Stephen Maxwell, Paul S. Julienne, Eite Tiesinga
We report on the observation of unusually strong interactions in a thermal mixture of ultracold atoms which cause a significant modification of the spatial distribution. A mixture of 87Rb and 174Yb with a temperature of a few μK is prepared in a hybrid

Number Fluctuations and Energy Dissipation in Sodium Spinor Condensates

June 5, 2009
Yingmei Liu, Eduardo N. Gomez, Stephen E. Maxwell, Lincoln D. Turner, Eite Tiesinga, Paul D. Lett
We characterize fluctuations in atom number and spin populations in F = 1 sodium spinor condensates. The time evolution of the population fluctuations shows a maximum. We interpret this as evidence of a dissipation-driven separatrix crossing in phase space