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Measuring Light-Matter Interactions in Chip-Based Optical Cavities
Last Updated Date: 04/11/2013

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

Vacuum-Ultraviolet Optical Properties of Cryogenic Water Ices
Last Updated Date: 11/19/2012

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

Synchrotron Radiation-Based Calibrations for Space Weather Prediction
Last Updated Date: 11/19/2012

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

Geostationary Operations Environment Satellite R-Series Program (GOES-R) Extreme UV/X-ray Irradiance Sensor (EXIS) Calibration
Last Updated Date: 11/19/2012

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

Micro- and Nano-Mechanical Systems
Last Updated Date: 07/25/2012

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
Last Updated Date: 05/30/2012

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

Designing the Nanoworld: Nanostructures, Nanodevices, and Nanooptics
Last Updated Date: 05/30/2012

Nanoscale theory of the electronic, optical and mechanical properties of ultrasmall structures, devices and their dynamical operation and the … more

Advanced Linear and Nonlinear Optical Metrology in support of next-generation Lithography
Last Updated Date: 11/09/2010

High precision linear and nonlinear optics of next-generation lithographic techniques is measured and characterized to enable these technologies. more

Fabry-Perot displacement interferometry
Last Updated Date: 10/20/2010

High-resolution Fabry-Perot interferometry is being developed and employed for mechanical displacement metrology, linking optical measurements to … more

Quantum Physics Theory
Last Updated Date: 10/05/2010

Theoretical work relevant to the determination of values of the fundamental constants, tests of bound-state quantum electrodynamics (QED), and … more

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