Kennesaw State University

"One of the primary reasons I chose to do research is because it intimidated me...I was scared that I would mess up. However, it was one of the best experiences I've had as an undergraduate". - KSU undergraduate researcher 2011

2011 Incentive Fund for Research and Creative Activity Recipient - Jeremy Gulley

High power lasers are increasingly being used as tools to precisely modify materials on length scales as small as one ten-thousandths of an inch. However, our understanding of how ultrashort laser pulses modify materials is handicapped by out-of-date models of laser-induced damage that assume the laser light is monochromatic (i.e. a single color). This proposed project is the first stage of a larger collaborative effort to establish updated models oflaser-induced damage that are compatible with current short-pulsed laser technology. Such a study may greatly improve our ability to predict and control the outcome of many high power laser applications.

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