Accession Number:

ADA218215

Title:

Picosecond Nonlinear Studies of Complex Materials Using the Free Electron Laser

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Sep 1986-31 Mar 1989

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-02-08

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE