Quantum optics and Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy : a dissertation in two parts

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2010-12
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Perkins, Jeffrey Jonathan
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[Honolulu] : [University of Hawaii at Manoa], [December 2010]
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In this dissertation, we solve for the form of the multiple pump mode spontaneous downconversion spectrum, by expanding the pump field in a superposition of Seigman's Complex Gauss-Hermite modes. We also examine the use of Diffraction Gratings as quantum state "cleaners," in that they may be used to distill a specific quantum state from a corresponding superposition of undesirable states. Work was also done in Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy; we use the technique to determine the hydration state of hydrated sulfates in a Martian environment, and examine the effect of the bremmstrahlung background on the predictive ability of the technique.
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Ph.D. University of Hawaii at Manoa 2010.
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Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, quantum optics
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