Atomic, molecular, and optical physics
BS, Rice University, 2011
Research Categories: Nonlinear optical imaging, Novel NMR pulse sequences
Current projects: Self-phase modulation imaging, Singlet state detection in NMR
Research Description: I am interested in extending the range of 'vision' to include differentiating the natural components of a material, reducing the dependence on external dyes and stains. To this end, I have projects in; 1) Optics: Intense pulses of light can modify themselves in certain materials. I use two of these methods, self-phase modulation and two-photon absorption, to construct an image of the underlying material be it biological or man-made. 2) NMR: I introduce a singlet state on a pair of atomic nuclei to extend their detectable lifetime, or highlight them from similar molecules.
Areas of Interest:
magnetic resonance imaging