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'Generating High-Intensity, Ultrashort Optical Pulses'[/h1] Special Public lecture by Prof. Donna Strickland - Nobel Laureate, Physics 2018

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'Generating High-Intensity, Ultrashort Optical Pulses'

Special Public lecture by Dr. Donna Strickland

Professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Waterloo

Nobel Laureate, Physics 2018

We are delighted to welcome Prof Strickland to the Department of Physics at the University of Oxford.

This is a public event, everyone is welcome to attend.

The Special Public Lecture will take place in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Department of Physics, Parks Rd, Oxford OX1 3PU.

Please register (free) to reserve your place. Seats are limited, so book soon to avoid disappointment.

The lecture will be followed by a drinks and nibbles reception.

Important note: Recording of Professor Strickland’s lecture is not permitted.

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The lecture will be live streamed (details to follow).

Title: Generating High-Intensity, Ultrashort Optical Pulses

Abstract:

With the invention of lasers, the intensity of a light wave was increased by orders of magnitude over what had been achieved with a light bulb or sunlight. This much higher intensity led to new phenomena being observed, such as violet light coming out when red light went into the material. After Gérard Mourou and I developed chirped pulse amplification, also known as CPA, the intensity again increased by more than a factor of 1,000 and it once again made new types of interactions possible between light and matter. We developed a laser that could deliver short pulses of light that knocked the electrons off their atoms. This new understanding of laser-matter interactions, led to the development of new machining techniques that are used in laser eye surgery or micromachining of glass used in cell phones.

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