Regents' Professor
Physics and Astronomy & Electrical Engineering

Fellow of the Optical Society of America

Ph.D. University of Jena, 1985

office: (505) 277-2081
fax: (505) 277-1520

address: 800 Yale Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131

  • ultrafast lasers and spectroscopy
  • microscopy with femtosecond light
    pulses in material science and biomedicine
  • lasers in the mid infrared for remote sensing and imaging through the atmosphere
Recent Publications:

J.-C. Diels and W. Rudolph: Ultrashort Laser Pulse Phenomena: Fundamentals, Techniques, and Applications on a Femtosecond Time Scale, Academic Press, 2nd edition, Elsevier 2006

A. Jones et al.: Mid-infrared gas filled photonic crystal fiber laser based on population inversion, Opt. Express 19 (2011) 2309

C. Rodriguez et al..:Characterization of laser induced plasmas by third harmonic generation Opt. Express 19 (2011) 16115

D. Nguyen et at..: Transient phenomena in the dielectric breakdown of HfO2 optical films probed by ultrafast laser pulse pairs, Appl. Phys. Lett. 97 (2010) 191909

Z. Sun et al.: Determination of the transient electron temperature in a femtosecond air plasma filament, Phys. Rev. E 83 (2011) 046408

Two-photon current image of a biased ZnSe photodetector taken with a femtosecond scanning microscope.

Group members

Dr. Vasu Nampoothiri,
Dr. Luke Emmert,
Chenchen Mao,
Cristina Rodriguez,
Reed Weber,
Xueron Zhang,
Duy Nguyen,
Jim (Zhianling) Sun,
Cristina Rodriguez,
Albuquerque and the Sandia Mountains.
Recent students and postdocs

Dr. Michael Kempe (Carl Zeiss Jena)
Prof. Jack Glassman (Univ of Southern Illinois)
Dr. Joshua Bienfang (NIST, Gaithersburg)
Dr. Jayesh Jasapara (Bell Labs)
Dr. Russ Teehan (Air Force Academy)
Dr. Jeff Nicholson (Bell Labs)
Dr. Joachim Zeller (Uni Kaiserslautern)
Dr. Mark Mero (University Szeged)
Chris Kletecka (ITT Industries)
Dr. Petr Straka (Czech Academy of Science)
Prof. Juanlin Liu (Fudan Univ, Shanghai)
Prof. Marcus Magnor (Uni Braunschweig)
Prof. Amarin Ratanavis (King Mongkut's Univ of Technology, Bangkok)
Dr. Nathan Zameroski (Sandia National Laboratory)
Dr. Igor Cravetchi (Quantronix Inc.)

May 2003: Joachim Zeller (left) won the Dissertation Prize of the Physics Department. Josh Bienfang (right) won the Popejoy Prize (University Prize) for his thesis. Mark Mero won the department's dissertation prize in 2006.