Optics & Lasers - Physics Division Colloquium

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Optics & Lasers

26 Sep 1980 M. Gaillard, Lyon, Laser interactions with fast molecular ion beams
20 Mar 1981 E. H. Farnum, LANL, Fabrication of laser fusion targets
7 Apr 1981 J. J. Wynne, IBM Yorktown, Relative oscillator strength measurement by phase-matched nonlinear optics
8 May 1981 D. A. Lewis, ANL Physics Div. and Iowa State, Laser spectroscopy with radioactive atoms

18 Sep 1981 C. Brau, LANL, Free electron lasers
11 Dec 1981 M. Blume, BNL, Synchrotron radiation - its properties, sources and uses

12 Nov 1982 W. Happer, Princeton, Laser Polarization of Noble Gas Nuclei
4 Feb 1983 William J. Childs, ANL Physics Div., High-resolution Laser and RF Spectroscopy of Atomic and Molecular Beams
15 Apr 1983 W. S. Bickel, Arizona, Polarized Light Scattering by Small Particles

2 Mar 1984 T. W. Hansch, Stanford U., Pushing the Limits of Laser Spectroscopy

9 Nov 1984 Charles Shank, Bell Labs, Holmdel, Investigation of Ultrafast Events with Femtosecond Optical Techniques

23 May 1986 Stephen M. Younger, LLNL, The Importance of Atomic Processes in X-Ray Lasers and Thermonuclear Fusion

24 Oct 1986 Steven Chu, Bell Labs., Laser Cooling and Trapping of Atoms: Toward Ultracold Temperatures and High Density

14 Apr 1989 Dieter M. Gruen, ANL Materials Science and Chemistry Divs., Lasers in Surface Science

8 Feb 1991 Edward Kibblewhite, U. of Chicago, Adaptive Optics on the ARC Telescope in New Mexico

14 Feb 1992 William J. Childs, ANL Physics Div., Overview of Laser-Radiofrequency Double-Resonance Studies of Atomic, Molecular, and Ionic Beams

13 Nov 1992 William D. Phillips, NIST, Gaithersburg, Laser Cooling: the Coldest Atoms Ever!
28 May 1993 Dana Z. Anderson, U. of Colorado & JILA, Adaptation, Decision Making and Self-Organization in Holographic Optical Systems
4 Jun 1993 Ronald W. P. Drever, CalTech, Gravitational Wave Detection with Laser Interferometers: Physics behind it, and Physics ahead

10 Sep 1993 Chandrashekhar Joshi, U. of California, Progress Towards a Laser-Plasma Accelerator
29 Oct 1993 Cleanthes A. Nicolaides, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Computation of the Response of Many-Electron Atoms and Molecules to Strong Laser Fields

2 Dec 1994 Steven Rolston, NIST, Gaithersburg, Laser-cooled Atoms - The Coldest Things Around
10 Mar 1995 Michael J. Bedzyk, ANL Materials Science Div. & MSE/Northwestern U., X-ray Standing Waves: A Structural Probe for Surface Layers and Thin Films
24 Mar 1995 David E. Pritchard, MIT, Atom Optics and Atom Interferometers

22 Sep 1995 Gordon Cates, Princeton U., From Muons to MRI on Guinea Pigs - The Power of Optical Pumping

11 Oct 1996 Luiz Da Silva, LLNL, Soft X-ray Lasers and their Applications
22 Nov 1996 H. Fred Dylla, Jefferson Lab., Developing High-Average-Power Lasers for Material Processing
10 Jan 1997 Gene D. Sprouse, SUNY, Stony Brook, Laser Trapping of Radioactive Francium, Present Results and Future Prospects
4 Apr 1997 Wolfgang Ketterle, MIT, Atoms Behave as Waves: Bose-Einstein Condensation and the Atom Laser
25 Apr 1997 Ming C. Wu, UCLA, Optical Applications of Micromachining Technology

17 Oct 1997 Margaret Murnane, U. of Michigan, Extreme Nonlinear Optics - Generation of Coherent, Femtosecond, X-Ray Pulses
27 Feb 1998 Hui Cao, Northwestern U., Semiconductor Cavity QED

26 Feb 1999 Philip Bucksbaum, U. of Michigan, The Phonon Bragg Switch: A Proposal to Generate Sub-Picosecond X-Ray Pulses

27 Oct 2000 Christopher Monroe, U. of Michigan, Quantum Computing with Trapped Ions
17 Nov 2000 Stephen Milton, ANL Advanced Photon Source Div., Self-Amplified Spontaneous Emission: Extending Synchrotron Light Source Brightness by Many Orders of Magnitude
1 Dec 2000 Gordon Baym, U. of Illinois, Urbana, Hanbury Brown and Twiss Intensity Interferometry: From Stars to Nuclear Collisions to Atoms
11 May 2001 Paul Kwiat, U. of Illinois, Urbana, Entangled Photons for Quantum Information: 101 Uses for a Schroedinger Kitten-Embryo

18 Oct 2002  Jun Ye, Joint Institute for Lab. Astrophysics (JILA), Control of coherent light: Time meets Frequency
14 Feb 2003 Robert L. Merlino, The U. of Iowa, Dusty plasmas in the laboratory and space
7 Mar 2003  David Wineland, NIST, Quantum games with trapped atomic ions; whither quantum computation?

19 Dec 2003 Charles Falco,, U. of Arizona, The Science of Optics; The History of Art

10 Sep 2004 Paul Corkum, NRC Ottawa, Canada, Attosecond Lasers

13 Jan 2006  Hui Cao, Northwestern U., Chaotic Mircolasers

1 Dec 2006  Leo Hollberg, NIST, Stable Lasers and Cold Atoms

5 Oct 2007  Serge Haroche, Collège de France & École Normale Supérieure, Quantum Non-Demolition Measurement of Light: The Birth, Life and Death of Trapped Photons
16 Nov 2007  Peter Mueller, ANL Physics Div., Simple Atoms, Extreme Nuclei: Laser Spectroscopy of 6He and 8He
25 Jan 2008  Linda Young, ANL Chemical Science and Engineering Div., Towards Laser Control of Ultrafast X-Ray Processes
21 Mar 2008  Henry Kapteyn, JILA and U. of Colorado, Ultrafast Molecular X-Ray Science

3 Oct 2008  Mark G. Raizen, U. of Texas at Austin, Comprehensive Control of Atomic and Molecular Motion
15 May 2009  Robin Santra, ANL Chemical Sciences and Engineering Div., High-Intensity Laser Control of X-Ray Processes

10 Dec 2010 Christopher J. Keane, LLNL, Inertial Confinement Fusion and High Energy Density Science Experiments at the National Ignition Facility

19 Sep 2014  Alexander Zholents, Accelerator Systems Div., ANL National Lab., A Light and a Beam: a Theme with Variations
21 Nov 2014  Margaret Murnane, JILA, NIST and U. of Colorado, Science at the Timescale of the Electron: Tabletop X-ray Lasers and Applications in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
15 May 2015  Ana Maria Rey, JILA, NIST and U. of Colorado, Building with Crystals of Light and Quantum Matter: From clocks to computers

2 Oct 2015  S. Mark Ammons, LLNL, Trails and Dead Bodies: Directly Characterizing Extrasolar Planets with Adaptive Optics
8 Apr 2016  Henry C. Kapteyn, JILA, U. of Colorado at Boulder and NIST, Practical ultrashort pulse tabletop "x-ray lasers," and their applications


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