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May 31, 2011

Viewing the Ultra-fast at SSRL: First Pump-Probe Experiments Under Way

Viewing the Ultra-fast at SSRL: First Pump-Probe Experiments Under Way

X-rays have been used for more than a century to expose the invisible in many of its forms.
By Lori Ann White
SSRL Pump-probe Laser (Photo courtesy Aaron Lindenberg.)
From the left: Apurva Mehta, Aaron Lindenberg, and Mariano Trigo, from Lindenberg's team, on Beamline 10-2, site of SSRL's first pump-probe experiment.