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A Gating Grid Driver for Time Projection Chamber

Executive SummaryTime Projection Chambers (TPCs) are uniquely useful in analyzing nuclear reactions and resulting particles. These devices rely on fast gating systems to allow or deny entry of particles into the detection area; without which they would not be functional. MSU researchers have developed a novel gating grid driver system for TPCs. Due...

Lens with Electronically Controlled Optical Properties

Executive SummaryThis MSU-developed device allows for electrical control of the optical properties in a liquid lens and other optic devices. Capable of altering light’s focal point, this technology lends itself into many applications such as displays, microscopes, telescopes, interferometers, and many more. Description of TechnologyBy controlling the...
Published: 4/12/2018   |   Inventor(s): Gary Blanchard, Greg Swain, Romana Jarosova, Ke Ma
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Chemicals, Devices, Photonics

Femtosecond Laser System for Biological Mass Spectrometry

Executive SummaryMass spectrometry is a key analytical tool for analyzing proteins and metabolites. Typically, complex protein mixtures or individual proteins are processed and then introduced to the mass spectrometer. Peptide sequence information is obtained via subjecting individual ions to fragmentation.  Protein identification is achieved by database...
Published: 7/20/2016   |   Inventor(s): Marcos Dantus, Gavin Reid
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Analytical Instruments, Biotechnology, Photonics

Fast Laser Amplification System

Executive SummaryIt is often desirable to provide amplification of peak intensity in ultrafast laser systems. It is known in the art to employ chirp pulse amplification for these lasers. Chirping overcomes concerns with intense ultrashort laser pulses inducing nonlinear optical processes in transparent media which would otherwise damage the amplification...
Published: 7/20/2016   |   Inventor(s): Marcos Dantus, Vadim Lozovoy
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Analytical Instruments, Data Processing/Analysis, Photonics

Laser for Fluid Dynamics

Executive SummaryOne of the hallmarks of turbulence is the formation of rotating currents known as vortices. Measuring the vorticity is of great importance in fluid dynamics, especially for aerodynamic design and control of air flight. MSU researchers have developed a novel high precision technology to permit the use of a laser for direct measurement...

Ultrafast Square Pulses

Executive SummaryIt is desirable in many applications to precisely control the output pulse shape for high speed and high power laser systems.  A flat top, fist rise and fast fall pulse is a desired pulse shape.  In the case of a bandwidth-limited Gaussian pulse, the peak of the pulse is near the threshold but the rest of the pulse is well below the...
Published: 5/19/2016   |   Inventor(s): Marcos Dantus, Vadim Lozovoy
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Analytical Instruments, Photonics, Devices