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AMO/OSA Joint PHYSICS PIZZA SEMINAR


"Recent Progress towards UV-LWI and the Remote Measurement of Temperature Profiles in the Ocean"


Prof. Dr. Thomas Walther
Technische Universität Darmstadt
Institute for Applied Physics


ABSTRACT 

In this talk we present recent progress in our lab concerning two our our experiments. In the first part of the talk we will introduce the key ideas of our lasing without inversion experiment based on a double dark four-level scheme in mercury. We will discuss the current status of the experiment as well as necessary modifications to the theory in order to explain the current observations. During the second part of the talk we will discuss our Brillouin LIDAR for the measurement of the temperature profile in the Ocean. Our lab based measurements demonstrate real-time capability of depth resolved measurements. Therefore, we recently performed a first field test in La Spezia, Italy. First results as well as possible future developments will be presented.


Thursday, February 25, 2016
IQSE 578, 12:30 Noon
Mitchell Physics Building


OSA Student Chapter
Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering
Texas A&M University

(Pizza, salad, and soda to be served at 12:00 noon)

Host: Dr. Ed Fry