Special Presentation: Faculty Candidate Laura Sinclair

    Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 11:00am
    Franken Conference Room (Meinel 821)

    "Moving the Frequency Comb Out of the Metrology Lab"


    Frequency combs can support a dizzying array of precision measurement applications. However, until recently, high-performance combs have been limited to the well-controlled optical laboratory limiting them from reaching their full potential. Sinclair will present the development of a robust optically coherent all-polarization-maintaining-fiber frequency comb. In addition, she will discuss the use of combs for high-accuracy time-transfer and precision molecular spectroscopy and the implications of a robust comb for these applications.

    Speaker Bio(s): 

    Laura Sinclair received her Ph.D. in physics from the University of Colorado, Boulder, in 2011, and graduated with honors from the California Institute of Technology with a B.S. in physics. She was honored with a 2013 National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship and has published more than 10 peer-reviewed papers.