ECE Colloquium Speaker Rick Trebino

  • Starts: 3:00 pm on Friday, October 5, 2018
  • Ends: 4:00 pm on Friday, October 5, 2018
Measuring Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know About a Laser Pulse

ABSTRACT: The vast majority of the greatest scientific discoveries of all time have resulted directly from more powerful techniques for measuring light. Indeed, our most important source of information about our universe is light and our ability to extract information from it is limited only by our ability to measure it.

Interesting, most of the light in our universe remains immeasurable, involving long pulses of relatively broadband light, necessarily involving ultrafast and extremely complex temporal variations in their intensity and phase. As a result, it is important to develop techniques for measuring, ever more completely, light with ever more complex submicron detail in space and every more complex ultrafast variations in time. The problem is severely complicated by the fact that the timescales involved correspond to the shortest events ever created!

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