Fourier transform heterodyne spectroscopy of liquid interfaces, at Conference on Laser Materials and Laser Spectroscopy '88 (Shanghai, People's Republic of China), Friday, July 1, 1988
    By acousto-optically shifting the local oscillator in a heterodyne set-up, a spectral resolution of better than 150 mHz can be obtained. Applications of the technique to the study of interfacial phenomena are discussed.
    Laser melting of silicon: the first few picoseconds, at Annual Meeting of the Electrochemical Society (Chicago, IL), Saturday, October 1, 1988
    The use of a streak camera makes it possible to improve the study of the melting of silicon during picosecond laser annealing. Its time resolution of 1.8 ps enables us to confirm that the molten silicon is heated above the melting temperature. It also provides spatial information on the melting process.
    MilliHertz Surface Spectroscopy, at Ninth International Conference on Laser Spectroscopy (Bretton Woods, NH), Thursday, June 1, 1989
    A technique that has been repeatedly employed in high resolution light scattering experiments is that of light beating, or heterodyne, spectroscopy. By detecting the beating signal between the scattered light and a 'local oscillator' derived from the same laser source, one can obtain ultrahigh spectral resolution, independent of the random fluctuations of the light source. We reported earlier of a novel Fourier transform heterodyne spectroscopy (FTHS) technique with high resolution which is simpler and more direct than the conventional heterodyne technique; we have since improved our... Read more about MilliHertz Surface Spectroscopy
    Multiplex CARS study of infrared-multiphoton-excited OCS, at Ninth International Conference on Laser Spectroscopy (Bretton Woods, NH), Thursday, June 1, 1989
    The vibrational energy distribution following the ?2 overtone excitation of OCS by a pulsed CO2 laser can be studied by coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy (CARS) of the ?1 mode. Since the anharmonicity of the pumped mode is small, and since the relaxation to other modes is slow, OCS allows one to study the interaction of an isolated harmonic mode with an intense laser field. Single-shot spectra are obtained by using a broadband dye laser and recording the CARS signal on a multichannel analyzer. The phase matching of the beams is done in a so-called folded boxcars arrangement. The... Read more about Multiplex CARS study of infrared-multiphoton-excited OCS
    The Essence of Physics, at Instructional Technology Program Forum, University of California at Berkeley (Berkeley, CA), Thursday, February 1, 1990