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Randy Bartels, PhD

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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The research that we do in our group is highly multidisciplinary, drawing on optics, chemistry, biological, and engineering principles. Our work focuses on unravelling fundamental questions concerning the interaction of femtosecond light pulses with molecules to induce coherent motion in specific degrees of freedom of the molecules. The research in my laboratory will provide a better understanding of the interaction of shaped femtosecond laser pulses with molecules, the dynamics of their response, and the impact of those dynamics on the propagation of electromagnetic pulses in the molecules. Ultimately, the new knowledge of molecular control will be applied to study and manipulate proteins with light directly in a cellular environment. This new degree of freedom may lead to tools that help uncover the function of many biological molecules in their natural environment.

Innovator Patents

US10488259B2WO2015191690A1: Apparatus and method for measurement of optical frequency shifts.

US10073025B2WO2015148560A1: Method and device for incoherent imaging with coherent diffractive reconstruction.

US7576907B1: Phase and amplitude light pulse shaping using a one-dimensional phase mask.*

*Assignee other than CSU STRATA.

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