Optical methods of probing sub-nm vibrations and nanoarchitecture in biological tissues

Date: 
February 20, 2012 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Stephen Jacques
Speaker's Institution: 
Oregon Health and Science University

Optical methods can interrogate biological tissues to measure sub-nm vibrations and nanoarchitecture. The wavelength dependence of light scattering can characterize the nanoarchitecture of cells and tissues. Reflectance confocal microscopy can characterize the anisotropy of scattering, which is sensitive to changes in nanoscale structure of biomaterials.  Interferometry can characterize the granularity of the nucleus.  Interferometry can measure the sub-nm vibrations of the cochlear membrane of the inner ear in vivo. This talk will present our current work on such optical techniques.

“Listening” to the spin noise of electrons & holes in atomic vapors and semiconductor quantum structures

Date: 
November 7, 2011 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Scott Crooker
Speaker's Institution: 
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Los Alamos National Lab

Not all noise in experimental measurements is unwelcome. Certain fundamental noise sources contain valuable information about the system itself – a notable example being the inherent voltage fluctuations (Johnson noise) across any resistor, from which temperature can be determined. In magnetic systems, fundamental noise can exist in the form of random spin fluctuations. For example, statistical fluctuations of N paramagnetic spins should generate small noise signals of order sqrt(N) spins, even in zero magnetic field.

Mastering pulsed quantum light

Date: 
October 21, 2011 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Speaker: 
Christine Silberhorn
Speaker's Institution: 
Max Planck Research Group - Integrated Quantum Optics

The intrinsic structure of pulsed quantum light can be exploited to introduce highly efficient multi-mode quantum information encoding for high bit rate applications. We present tools for the control and manipulation of broadband frequency modes.

OCO Professor, Daniel Steck, Receives National Science Foundation Award

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION  
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Award Date:   Aug 14, 2011
Award No.:    1068583

We are pleased to notify you regarding a recent National Science Foundation (NSF) award made to University of Oregon Eugene with an intended total amount of $420000.00.

OCO Professor Featured on UO Web Site

The research of Professor Andrew Marcus is featured on the UO home page this week. Read more here.

 

OCO Fall Retreat

Date: 
September 15, 2011 (All day) to September 16, 2011 (All day)
Speaker: 
Benjamin McMorran/Alan Aspuru-Guzik
Speaker's Institution: 
UO/Harvard

The OCO Fall Retreat will be held at the Salishan Spa and Resort in Gleneden Beach, Oregon.

SPICE Camp! Science Outreach

SPICE Camp

June 20-24, 2011

http://oco.uoregon.edu/spice/

What does the field look like inside your laser? A general theory for complex multi-mode open cavities

Date: 
May 15, 2007 (All day)
Speaker: 
Dr. A. Douglas Stone
Speaker's Institution: 
Yale University

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