Lasers

A CPA Series titanium saphire laser (upper) by Clark-MXR is used to pump a Light Conversion Topas-C two stage optical parametric amplifier (lower). This combination can produce coherent, ultrafast pulses of light over a continuum of wavelengths as selected by the user.

A Mira 900 ultrafast titanium saphire laser (lower)and a Innova 400 argon ion laser (upper) by Coherent provide illumination for a variety of optical measurements on organic thin films.

A Quanta Ray Nd-YAG laser provides intense, pulsed light for experiments.

A nitrogen laser is also available to provide pulsed ultraviolet light.

A streak camera measures time resolved light signals produced by ultrafast optical experiments.

A sealed vessel with an optical window allows optical measurements on organic thin films to be performed in an inert atmosphere.

Ultrafast optical measurements can be performed at liquid helium temperatures using a cryostat with and optical window.