Laser Resource Center

Harry B. Gray, PI
Jay R. Winkler, MBI and Director

The goal of the Beckman Institute Laser Resource Center (BILRC) is to provide the Caltech research community with facilities, instrumentation, and guidance in steady-state and time-resolved laser spectroscopy, conventional spectroscopy, photophysics, and photochemistry. A primary focus is time-resolved spectroscopy for measurements of chemical and biochemical kinetics and the elucidation of reaction mechanisms.

BILRC Spectroscopy resources include:

  • Transient UV-VIS absorption spectroscopy: time scales from picoseconds to seconds
  • Time-resolved luminescence: picoseconds to seconds
  • Steady-state and time-resolved resonance Raman spectroscopy
  • Stopped-flow kinetic spectroscopy
  • Steady-state fluorescence spectroscopy
  • Circular dichroism spectroscopy

BILRC Lasers include:

  • Regeneratively amplified mode-locked Ti:Sapphire
  • Regeneratively amplified mode-locked Nd:YAG
  • Q-switched Nd:YAG
  • Nd:YAG pumped optical parametric oscillator
  • CW Ar-ion
  • CW Ti:Sapphire
  • CW He:Cd

For more information, please visit our website: Beckman Institute Laser Resource Center


Harry B. Gray, BILRC Principal Investigator
412 Beckman Institute
Mail Code 139-74
Tel: (626) 395-6500
Jay R. Winkler, BILRC Director
310 Beckman Institute
Mail Code 139-74
Tel: (626) 395-2834