Friday, October 21, 2011

NSF grant!

Big news! We have recently been awarded an NSF RUI grant. Check out more details about the grant here.
There's also a photo gallery in the Statesman Journal.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Summer 2011

This summer Hayley Whitson and I are working on a high-power pulsed laser system (DS20HE-355 from Photonics Industries). We have the laser + power supply, but no chiller so far, and no idea if the laser will be working or not. Guess we'll find out! If it turns on just fine, we will use it as a pump laser for a home-built dye laser system.