Technical Groups

Optical Interaction Science

Explore the technical groups of the Optical Interaction Science Technical Division, which encompass the study of the basic sciences of the interaction of light with matter as well as those source/detection technologies specifically designed to study these interactions.

     
Technical Groups
Fundamental Laser Sciences (OF)

This group covers the study of material systems and the basic physics involved in demonstrating new lasing systems or discovering new lasing phenomena. This includes new approaches that introduce new wavelengths, increase power and efficiency, circumvent thermal issues, and improve beam quality.

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Nanophotonics (ON)

This group focuses on the study and design of optics and optical devices that interact with light on the nanometer scale. This field is enabled by newly developed capabilities to fabricate optical components and devices on a nano-scale.

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Nonlinear Optics (OL)

This group focuses on the physics on nonlinear optical materials, new materials, nonlinear processes, and devices using nonlinear optics. Nonlinear Optics concerns the interaction of high intensity light with matter. Members study nonlinear materials, phenomena, devices and applications.

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Optical Cooling and Trapping (OT)

This group is concerned with the physics of laser cooling, electromagnetic trapping and other radiative manipulation of neutral atoms and dielectric particles. These fundamental studies are used to develop applications to new kinds of physics measurements and processes.

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Optical Material Studies (OM)

This group focuses on the development and characterization of novel optical materials. Materials include those with superior transmission in the UV, visible near and mid-IR portions of the spectrum, those having unusual nonlinear optical properties, and photonic structures with unusual properties.

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Optical Metrology (OR)

The activities of the group are related the science and technologies for precision measurements of time, frequency, distance, and material properties. These technologies may include optical frequency standards, broadband lasers, supercontinua and frequency-comb generation.

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Photonic Metamaterials (OP)

This group provides a forum for those working on problems related to fundamental and applied aspects of waves in random and periodically nanostructured materials as well as plasmonics.

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Quantum Computing and Communication (OC)

This focus of this group includes the basic aspects of quantum information theory, theoretical and experimental aspects of quantum computing, quantum communication systems, cryptography, new quantum effects and their experimental realizations.

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Quantum Optical Science and Technology (OQ)

This group promotes the acquisition of knowledge about the quantum properties of the electromagnetic field and atom-photon interactions. Experiment, theory and technology relevant for atom trapping, Bose condensation, quantum measurements and quantum information are within the purview of the group.

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Short Wavelength Sources and Attosecond/High Field Physics (OH)

This group focuses on activities related to the development and application of high intensity lasers as well as novel XUV and x-ray sources. The group also focuses advances in traditional short wavelength sources and attosecond pulse generation.

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Ultrafast Optical Phenomena (OU)

This group is interested in the rapidly expanding field of ultrashort pulse lasers and other broadband coherent sources and their application to problems in science and technology.

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