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The Yale Center for Laser Diagnostics
Research Faculty, overview
Numerous laboratories are associated with the Center for Laser Diagnostics. They are equipped with instrumentation for planar laser-induced fluorescence, Raman spectroscopy, absorption and emission spectroscopy, nonlinear optical spectroscopy, and digital particle image velocimetry. Laser sources are available in wavelengths from the infrared to the VUV and with temporal coverage from continuous wave to pico-second capabilities. Some sources include excimer, Q-switched and mode-locked Nd:YAG (fundamental plus second, third, and fourth harmonics), argon-ion, laser-pumped dye lasers, flashlamp-pumped dye lasers, and an optical parametric oscillator. Computational facilities include IBM RS6000's (Model 580 and 590), a Stardent GS2500, and a wide variety of workstations. Facilities also include a bulk crystal growth laboratory, a metalorganic chemical vapor deposition laboratory, a microfabrication cleanroom, a nanostructure fabrication laboratory, and an optical characterization laboratory.
Courses related to laser diagnostics are offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels and cover optical properties of semiconductors, photonic devices and integrated circuits, applied numerical methods, nonlinear optics and quantum electronics, electromagnetic waves and devices, solid state physics, combustion, and applied digital signal processing. New developments in the field are regularly discussed at seminars and research group meetings.
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