Ultrafast Lasers Group

Date Published: November 24, 2014

The Ultrafast Lasers Group headed by R. Jason Jones employs novel light sources, such as the femtosecond frequency comb generated by a phase-stabilized train of ultrashort pulses, for experimental ultrafast optical science and precision laser spectroscopy. Such sources have enabled studies of temporal dynamics in light-matter interactions ranging from attosecond to several-second time scales, leading to the development of new atomic clocks and subfemtosecond timing.

Current activities include precision spectroscopy of laser-cooled mercury and the development of frequency comb sources in the extreme-ultraviolet based on intracavity high-harmonic generation.

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 Ionization of xenon during intracavity high-harmonic generation.