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Laser Applications to Chemical and Environmental Analysis

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Final rept. 1 Jan-31 Dec 2002

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The OSA topical meetings that received support under this grant provided a forum for researchers in various specialty areas to meet and share ideas and technology in their fields. Following are the meetings that were supported by this grant Advanced Solid State Lasers - This meeting provided a forum for leading edge results in the fields of solid state lasers, laser materials, nonlinear optical materials and high power diode lasers. Laser Applications to Chemical and Environmental Analysis - This meeting presented and discussed advances in the use of lasers for chemical analysis and environmental monitoring. Biomedical Optics - This meeting was composed of three meetings that offered a unique venue to present and discuss recent research activities and developments in the field of lasers and optics in biomedicine. Ultrafast Phenomena This meeting brought together a multidisciplinary group sharing a common interest in the generation of ultrashort pulses in the picosecond, femtosecond, and attosecond regimes and their application to studies of ultrafast phenomena in physics, chemistry, biology, material sciences and electronics. Nonlinear Optics - This meeting provided and international forum for discussion of all aspects of nonlinear optics, including new phenomena, novel devices, advanced materials and applications Nonlinear Guided Waves and their Applications - This meeting emphasized on development of new ideas and novel techniques in the areas of materials, fabrication, devices , applications and nonlinear theory. Laser Induced Plasma Spectroscopy and Applications - This Meetings focused on major advances in LIBS fundamentals, instrumentation and applications and featured new commercial laboratory LIBS systems and advanced components, as well as field portable systems.

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  • Physical Chemistry
  • Lasers and Masers
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
  • Optics

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