Ultrashort light pulses produced by lasers are the shortest man made events, reaching durations measured in femtoseconds to attoseconds. They can be used to measure processes that occur on similar timescales. Surprisingly, perhaps, they are also useful in constructing the most precise atomic clocks. Dr. Cundiff will discuss both of these uses of ultrashort light pulses and the connection between them.
All talks are free and refreshments will be served. Visitor parking for the seminars (Central Campus) is across the street from Weiser Hall (formerly the Dennison Building) in the U-M Church Street parking structure. There is a $2.00 parking charge implemented by U-M Parking Services. For more information regarding the Saturday Morning Physics series click here or call 734.764.4437.