Close

Search

Search Menu
Photonics Media Photonics Buyers' Guide Photonics EDU Photonics Spectra BioPhotonics EuroPhotonics Industrial Photonics Photonics Showcase Photonics ProdSpec Photonics Handbook
More News
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
2016 Photonics Buyers' Guide Clearance! – Use Coupon Code FC16 to save 60%!
share
Email Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Comments

A Basement Full of Lasers

Photonics Spectra
Oct 2001
Femtosecond lasers help an interdisciplinary team of physical chemists better understand how molecules behave.

Hank Hogan, Contributing Editor

It's a short walk from the third floor of the Welch Building on the University of Texas campus to the basement of the Engineering Science Building. That's enough, however, for mid-August in Austin to work its magic. Temperatures above 100 make the stroll a steamy affair.

The basement of the building is cool and so is the photonics technology there. The basement houses a 6000-square-foot laboratory, full of several million dollars' worth of femtosecond lasers. It also holds other advanced analytical equipment, such as an atomic force microscope and a transmission electron microscope. The gear is used in physical chemistry research, including femtosecond spectroscopy of ultrafast chemical reaction dynamics in liquids…


Comments
Terms & Conditions Privacy Policy About Us Contact Us
back to top

Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn YouTube RSS
©2016 Photonics Media
x Subscribe to Photonics Spectra magazine - FREE!