Lab Photos

Lab Equipment

The heart of research in the Ultrafast Photonics Laboratory is the Ti:sapphire laser oscillator shown below. This source provides a peak power of 600 kW with a duration of only 8 fs! This system offers incredible resolution for studying processes which occur on an ultrashort time scale. The high peak power available from such a system is further enhanced with the femtosecond laser amplifier shown below. This amplifier increases the peak power by a factor of a million, providing 1 mJ of energy, or 50 GW of peak power, with a 23 fs duration!