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Seminar: "New Widely-Tunable and Multi-Wavelength Lasers" by Niklas Waasem

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
CREOL Room 103



Niklas Waasem, PhD

Abstract:

The talk presents two new innovations in the laser market: firstly, the solid state laser C-WAVE, a widely tunable, narrow linewidth CW system capable of covering the visible (450 – 650 nm) and NIR (900 – 1300 nm) spectral regions with linewidths down to 1 MHz which makes it ideal for applications with stringent linewidth and tunability requirements. Secondly, SKYRA, a compact multi-wavelength laser which can combine up to four user-selected wavelengths into one laser platform and couple all four lines into one single-mode fiber or emit collinearly into free space. The intensity of each individual laser can be rapidly modulated making it ideal for interrogating a system with multiple fluorophores. We present performance data and first application results from studies in single-molecule localization microscopy and spectroscopy, plasmonics, and resonant Raman spectroscopy.

Biography:

Niklas Waasem completed his PhD in Physics at the Fraunhofer-Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques (IPM) in cooperation with the University of Freiburg in 2013, during which he developed characterization methods to measure the quality of high-end optical materials. During his Master and PhD programs he worked as a guest scientist at the University Autónoma de Madrid in 2009 and at Stanford University in 2012. In 2014, Niklas joined Hübner Photonics as a business development engineer for C-WAVE. He relocated to Boston in 2016 to support customers in North America.

For additional information:

Kyu Young Han
kyhan@creol.ucf.edu

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