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Femtosecond LAser for Multicolor Experiments (FLAME) .

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The construction of the system was partially financed by Kansas State University, by the National Science Foundation under a Major Research Instrumentation grant, and by the US Department of Energy.

At present, the laser system provides extremely short pulses, as short as 5 femtoseconds (1 fs=10-15 seconds). That pulse duration is comparable to the period of the fastest molecular oscillations. The focused laser intensity can reach 1016 Watts/cm2, where the electric field of the light is equivalent to the Coulomb field experienced by the electron in a hydrogen atom.

The specifications of FLAME are as follows:

  • Repetition rate: 10 kHz (or 20 kHz with half the energy / pulse)
  • Center wavelength: 785 nm
  • Pulse duration: < 21 fs amplifier output, < 5 fs after hollow-core fiber and compression
  • Pulse energy (at 10 kHz): 2 mJ at < 21 fs, ca. 800 ??J at < 5 fs
  • Carrier envelope phase stability: < 300mrad for several hours

FLAME is managed by Itzik Ben-Itzhak and scheduled by Kevin Carnes.

Last updated on Tuesday, 15-Nov-2022