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Nobel Prize winner & laser physicist Steven Chu named Obama's
December 12, 2008--U.S. President-elect Barack Obama selected laser expert and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Chu as his Secretary of Energy. Chu is currently a director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Steven Chu is a co-winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics (1997), which was awarded for development of methods to cool and trap atoms with laser light.
Steven Chu's groups at Stanford was long time customer of Del Mar Photonics.
Here is an extract from Del Mar headlined dated back to year 2004:
March 24, 2004
Axicons manufactured by OpticsLand, precision optics division of Del Mar Ventures are used in Steven Chu's group at Stanford University in laser atom cooling and trapping experiments. Steven Chu is a co-winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics (1997), which was awarded for development of methods to cool and trap atoms with laser light.
Del Mar Photonics products related to cooling and trapping atoms with laser light:
Narrow band tunable ring lasers for atom cooling and trapping:
model of 15-kHz-linewidth CW Ti:Sapphire laser TIS-SF-777
CW single-frequency ring Ti:Sapphire laser model TIS-SF-07
Frequency-stabilized CW single-frequescy ring Dye laser DYE-SF-077
Resonant Frequency Doubler for CW single-frequency lasers, model FD-SF-07
Combined CW Ti:Sapphire/Dye laser with intracavity frequency doubling, model TIS/DYE-FD-08
Combined CW single-frequency laser system based on Ti:Sapphire and Dye laser TIS/DYE-SF-07
Single-frequency ring laser - External cavity frequency doublers
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Steven Chu is scheduled to deliver a plenary at this year's inaugural OPTOmism conference in May.