Picosecond Nonlinear Studies of Complex Materials Using the Free Electron Laser
Final rept. 15 Sep 1986-31 Mar 1989
STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF CHEMISTRY
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This project involves the use of the Stanford Free Electron Laser FEL to conduct picosecond optical nonlinear experiments to study complex materials. The theoretical foundation for the work has been established. A new four time correlation function approach for the analysis of optical nonlinear line narrowing experiments has been developed. The method explains previous experiments and will allow the FEL experiments to be analyzed to extract important dynamical information about complex materials. A full nonlinear optics laboratory has been established at the Stanford FEL. This includes necessary beam diagnostic equipment, optical components, computerized delay lines, liquid helium equipment, and detection equipment. The laboratory has the capability of performing photon echo and other nonlinear experiments.
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