Steven Yalisove


2014 Gerstacker

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Current Projects

Non-Destructive Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy

The optical emission accompanying laser induced breakdown of material can be collected and spectrally analyzed to determine the chemical constituents that comprise the material under consideration. This technique, known as laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS), has been applied to a...

Ultrafast Microscopy

The interaction of femtosecond (fs, 10^-15 sec.) with materials can be studied using pump-probe techniques, in which a probe laser pulse interrogates the changes imposed on a material by a pump laser pulse. Efforts in the Yalisove Lab have been...

Sponsor: AFOSR ...

Scalable Nano Manufacturing
Sponsor: NSF

We are using ultrafast lasers to selectively couple to carbon based nanostructures, such as C nanotubes and Graphene in a variety of modes. 1) We are using fs lasers to couple to interface bonds to remove graphene sheets from copper...

Non Tamperable Markings for Aniti Proliferation Technology
Sponsor: DTRA via a subcontract from Sandia National Laboratories

This is a joint project with Sandia National Laboratories where we are studying the fundamental mechanisms that result in surface ripples during ultrafast laser irradiation. Our goal is to apply these mechanisms to non temperable marking strategies for anti nuclear...