Del Mar Photonics - Newsletter December 2010 - Newsletter April 2011
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James J. O'Brien
Dr. O'Brien received his B.Sc. (Hons) from James Cook University, and his Ph.D. degree from the Australian National University. He joined UM-St. Louis after postdoctoral positions at the University of California-Berkeley, the National Research Council of Canada, and the University of Arizona.
Jim O払rien is an experimental physical chemist who specializes in fundamental and applied, high-resolution laser spectroscopy and gas phase analytical chemistry. The primary tool employed is Intracavity Laser Spectroscopy. ILS techniques provide tremendously enhanced sensitivity for obtaining quantitative absorption spectra. Research areas include: (1) the acquisition of quantitative absorption spectroscopy parameters (e.g., absorption coefficients for methane in the visible to near-IR spectral region to assist in interpreting spectra of the outer planets such as Neptune and line positions for the high-resolution spectrum of molecular O2 for visible and near-IR bands; (2) high-resolution electronic spectroscopy of small molecules (e.g., CuCl, NiCl, NiH) with a view to locating excited electronic states in these species; (3) the gas phase chemistries and species involved in a variety of chemical vapor deposition (CVD) processes (e.g., the plasma deposition of films of diamond-like carbon (DLC), diamond-like nanocomposites (DLN), and silicon oxide); and (4) the further development of the intracavity laser spectroscopy (ILS) technique for analytical purposes (e.g., in acquiring spectra at ultra-high spectral resolution) and its range of applications (e.g., extension of ILS into the IR region by use of fiber lasers).
ILS system used for the methane studies conducted at sample temperature of 77 K.
Spectrum derived from high-resolution ILS measurements on methane at 2 to 30 torr.
ILS spectrum for the atmospheric A-band of O2. The spectrum in the left panel is normalized to 3 torr and that in the right panel is normalized to 30 torr. Many of the lines in the right panel spectrum are saturated but many more lines in the band can be observed under these conditions.
"Intracavity laser absorption spectroscopy of platinum sulfide in the near infrared", K. Handler, L. C. O'Brien and J. J. O'Brien, J. Mol. Spectrosc. 2010, 263, 78.
"Spectroscopy of NiF by intracavity laser spectroscopy: Identification and analysis of the (1,0) band of the [11.1] 2P3/2-X 2P3/2 electronic transition", R. A. Harris, L. C. O'Brien and J. J. O'Brien, J. Mol. Spectrosc. 2010, 259, 116.
"Sb2S3:C/CdS p-n junction by laser irradiation", A. Arato, E. Cardenas, S. Shaji, J. J. O'Brien, J. Liu, A. G..Castillo, T. K. Das Roy and B. Krishnan, Thin Solid Films 2009, 517, 2493.
"Laboratory measurements of the (2,0) B2D5/2-X2D5/2 transition of nickel hydride using intracavity laser absorption spectroscopy", S. Shaji, A. Song, M. Li, J. J. O'Brien and L. C. O'Brien, Can. J. Phys. 2009, 87, 583
"Spectroscopy of PtO by intra-cavity laser spectroscopy: Identification of the A30+ -x1 electronic transition", H. Liu, L. C. O'Brien, S. Shaji and J. J. O'Brien, J. Mol. Spectrosc. 2009, 253, 73.
"Intracavity laser absorption spectroscopy of AuO. Identification of the B 2S --X 2P3/2 transition", L. C. O'Brien, B. A. Borchert, A. Farquhar, S. Shaji, J. J. O'Brien, J. Mol. Spectrosc. 2008, 252, 136-142.
"Intracavity laser absorption spectra of nickel hydride", S. Shaji, J. Nunn, J. J. O'Brien, L. C. O'Brien, Astrophysical Journal, 2008, 672, 722
"Intracavity laser absorption spectroscopy of AuO: Identification of the b 4P3/2-X 2P3/2 transition" , S. Shaji, A. Song, J. J. O'Brien, B. A. Borchert and L. C. O'Brien, J. Mol. Spectrosc. 2007, 243, 37.
"Fourier transform spectroscopy of NiCl. Identification of the [10.3] 4F7/2 state", K. D. Gibbs, D. J. Trader, L. C. O'Brien and J. J. O'Brien, J. Mol. Spectrosc., 2006, 240 , 64.
"Spectroscopy of nickel chloride: Identification of the [15.0] 2P3/2 and [15.0] 2D5/2 states", J. W-H. Leung, J. Ye, A. S-C. Cheung, K. D. Gibbs, D. L. Palmer, L. C. O'Brien and J. J. O'Brien, J. Mol. Spectrosc., 2006, 238, 42.
"Spectroscopy of NiCl: Identification of the X2P1/2 state", C. A. Rice, Corey T. L. Kellerman, B. Owen, L. C. O'Brien, H. Cao and J. J. O'Brien, J. Mol. Spectrosc., 2006, 235, 271.
"Laboratory measurements of NiH by intracavity laser absorption spectroscopy", L. C. O'Brien and J. J. O'Brien, Astrophys. Journal, 2005, 621, 554.
"Spectroscopy of AuO: Identification of the [10.7] P 3/2 to X2P3/2 Transition", L. C. O'Brien, S. C. Hardimon and J. J. O'Brien, J. Phys. Chem. A, 2004, 108, 11302.
"Fourier transform spectroscopy of NiCl: identification of a [9.1] W = 3/2 state", S. Tumturk, L. C. O'Brien and J. J. O'Brien, J. Mol. Spectrosc., 2004, 225, 225.
"Absorption spectra and absorption coefficients for methane in the 750-940 nm region obtained by intracavity laser spectroscopy", J. J. O'Brien and H. Cao, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 2002, 75, 323.
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Del Mar Photonics - Newsletter December 2010 - Newsletter April 2011
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Axicon lens also known as conical lens or rotationally symmetric prism is widely used in different scientific research and application. Axicon can be used to convert a parallel laser beam into a ring, to create a non diffractive Bessel beam or to focus a parallel beam into long focus depth.
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Rutile (TiO2) coupling
Del Mar Photonics offers optical elements made of high quality synthetically grown Rutile Titanium Dioxide crystals. Rutile抯 strong birefringency, wide transmission range and good mechanical properties make it suitable for fabrication of polarizing cubes, prisms and optical isolators. Boules having high optical transmission and homogeneity are grown by proprietary method. Typical boules have 10 - 15 mm in dia. and up to 25 mm length. Optical elements sizes - from 2 x 2 x 1 mm to 12.7 x 12.7 x 12.7 mm. Laser grade polish quality is available for finished elements. So far we the largest elements that we manufactured are 12 x15 x 5 mm, in which optical axis is parallel to 15 mm edge, 5 mm is along beam path, 12 x 15 mm faces polished 20/10 S/D, one wave flatness, parallelism < 3 arc.min. (better specs. available on request).
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Del Mar Photonics offer a range of competitively priced UHV viewports , Conflat, ISO or KF including a variety of coatings to enhance performance. Del Mar Photonics viewports are manufactured using advanced techniques for control of special and critical processes, including 100 percent helium leak testing and x-ray measurements for metallization control. Windows Materials include: Fused silica, Quartz , Sapphire , MgF2, BaF2, CaF2, ZnSe, ZnS, Ge, Si, Pyrex. Standard Viewing diameters from .55" to 1.94 ".
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Manufacturing challenging optical components
Our group works to characterize the interaction of biomolecules with solid surfaces, writes Dennis Hore of University of Victoria, Canada. Nature designs proteins with well-defined structures in solution. The conformation of these molecules may serve a structural purpose, or a chemical one in the case of enzymes. In order to further the progress of technologies that immobilize such molecules on synthetic surfaces (like biosensors employing enzymes), it is important to have a detailed understanding and control of the interactions of these molecules with the surface more
For that project Del Mar has been able to manufacture all shapes of prisms from CaF2, fused silica, and ZnSe according to our custom specifications.
Del Mar Photonics online store features windows, prisms, lenses, attenuators, etalons, crystals and wafers, and other items. Axicons, barium fluoride windows, germanium etalons, rutile (TiO2) prisms, microchannel plates and detectors, saturable absorber mirrors, photoconductive THz antennas, lithium niobate wafers and crystals and many other high quality affordable components for scientific research and OEM production are delivered globally from stock.
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