Femtosecond laser system – University of Copenhagen

29 November 2012

Femtosecond laser system

Technical specifications
Femtosecond laser system.

Use of equipment
The equipment is used for time-resolved measurements.
Example of use: It is possible to address real-time structural changes by initiating a given process with one laser pulse (the pump) and measuring the change that is induced by a second femtosecond laser pulse (the probe).

A femtosecond is the unit of time for many molecular proceseses. Therefore, the femtosecond pulses makes it possible to investigate e.g. the locations of individual atoms in molecules at such short intervals that even very fast and otherwise “invisible” reactions can be mapped in great detail.

Target group

  • Other researchers at the University of Copenhagen
  • Permanent collaborators