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OSA Student Chapter Meeting

SPEAKER: Zhaokai Meng
TITLE: Raman spectroscopy in Biomedical imaging
An overview of Raman spectroscopy's application in Biomedical imaging: how stimulated Raman microscopy and its analogues work as a tool in optical imaging and disease diagnosis, and their recent advances.

SPEAKER: Ben Strycker
TITLE: Changing Electrical Conductivity via Ultrashort Lasers
I will discuss a recent Nature paper published in January 2013 concerning optical-field-induced currents in dielectrics. Using few-cycle femtosecond pulses, researchers have been able to increase the AC conductivity of fused silica by more than 18 orders of magnitude within a timespan of 1 femtosecond. This work is important because it may allow electronic switching at speeds 10,000 times faster than current technology. .

Thursday, February 14, 2013
IQSE 578, 12:30 noon
Mitchell Physics Building

Department of Physics and Astronomy
Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering
Texas A&M University

(Pizza lunch as usual. Newcomers welcome!)

Host: Andrew Traverso