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Special Seminar / Ph. D. Defense

"Nonlinear phenomena induced by millijoule femtosecond laser pulses at an air-water interface"

Benjamin Strycker
Department of Physics and Astronomy,TAMU


Millijoule femtosecond laser pulses are finding increasing usage in schemes utilizing laser filaments for atmospheric remote sensing. We propose that filaments may be used with equal success in remote sensing applications in marine environments by probing the chemical and physical properties of water. The science behind such implementations is investigated and discussed, including such topics as linear and nonlinear pulse propagation in water, femtosecond filament formation, laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy, and finally interaction of a potentially filament-forming pulse with an air-water interface. Several intriguing possibilities for applications in marine remote sensing are presented.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
IQSE 578, 10:00 a.m.
Mitchell Physics Building

Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering
Texas A&M University