Laser Spectroscopy Facility
307 & 314 Rowland Hall
Fax: 949 824-3168
Facility hours: M-F, 9-5
By appointment only.
Director:Wytze van der Veer, Ph.D.
323 Rowland Hall
Because laser and optical techniques have become a common tool in a wide variety of disciplines of chemical research, the Department of Chemistry created a laser spectroscopy facility in 1993. A departmental spectroscopist was hired to manage equipment, provide know-how of optical techniques and assist in the interpretation of spectroscopic data.
The facility now incorporates a wide variety of nanosecond laser systems (Nd:Yag, Excimer, dye, OPO), a number of CW systems (Ar-ion, Nd:Yag, single mode ring dye) and a Pico Second system consisting of Nd:Yag laser and two OPO's. Also other related instruments such as a photo-spectrometer, a fluorescence spectrometer, a FTIR are placed within the facility as well as photo detectors and instruments for the characterization of laser beams.