Del Mar Photonics

FACSS 2011 - ANALYTICAL SCIENCE AND INNOVATION - OCTOBER 2-7, Reno, NV - contact us to arrange a meeting during this event

National Meeting of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy (SAS)
FACSS, the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies conference is an annual meeting that covers the whole of analytical chemistry with an emphasis on emerging technologies. FACSS has a proud tradition of bringing together leading scientists across many disciplines for scientific exchange.This is accomplished through a world-class technical program, exhibition, and a variety of informal networking opportunities.


Femtopresentations to attend:
Title Presenting Date Time
1 Rapid Chemical Mapping and Depth Profile Analysis Using Laser Ablation ICP-MS and LIBS Instruments Alexander Bol'shakov 10/04/2011 10:50 am
2 Water interfaces studied by steady-state and time-resolved heterodyne-detected vibrational sum-frequency generation Tahei Tahara 10/04/2011 11:50 am
3 Real-time standoff explosive detection and imaging using Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Spectroscopy Arthur Dogariu 10/04/2011 4:10 pm
4 Controlling optical fields in space and time for IR and Raman nano-imaging and -spectroscopy Markus Raschke 10/05/2011 10:30 am
5 Ultrafast Relaxation of Guanine/Cytosine in DNA: An Ultrafast Infrared time-resolved vibrational Spectroscopy study Anthony Parker 10/05/2011 12:10 pm
6 Infared 2D FT Electronic Spectroscopy David Jonas 10/05/2011 2:30 pm
7 Coherent 2D IR Spectroscopy of the Amide-I and II Modes in Peptide Secondary Structures Nien-Hui Ge 10/05/2011 3:50 pm
8 Surface enhanced 2D-IR spectroscopy of peptide capped gold nanoparticles Paul Donaldson 10/06/2011 11:10 am
9 "ULTRA – A high sensitivity 10 kHz femtosecond to millisecond time-Resolved IR, Raman and 2DIR spectrometer" Mike Towrie 10/06/2011 11:30 am
10 Broad Bandwidth Trace Gas and Standoff Detection with Infrared Frequency Comb Sources Scott Diddams 10/06/2011 4:10 pm
11 Ultrafast CARS for Combustion Measurements James Gord 10/06/2011 4:10 pm


Del Mar Photonics is your one stop source for ultrafast (femtosecond) as well as continuum wave (CW) narrow linewidth Ti:Sapphire lasers Trestles LH Ti:Sapphire laser
Trestles LH is a new series of high quality femtosecond Ti:Sapphire lasers for applications in scientific research, biological imaging, life sciences and precision material processing. Trestles LH includes integrated sealed, turn-key, cost-effective, diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS). Trestles LH lasers offer the most attractive pricing on the market combined with excellent performance and reliability. DPSS LH is a state-of-the-art laser designed for today’s applications. It combines superb performance and tremendous value for today’s market and has numerous advantages over all other DPSS lasers suitable for Ti:Sapphire pumping. Trestles LH can be customized to fit customer requirements and budget.

Reserve a spot in our Femtosecond lasers training workshop in San Diego, California. Come to learn how to build a femtosecond laser from a kit

DPSS DMP LH series lasers will pump your Ti:Sapphire laser. There are LH series lasers installed all over the world pumping all makes & models of oscillator. Anywhere from CEP-stabilized femtosecond Ti:Sapphire oscillators to ultra-narrow-linewidth CW Ti:Sapphire oscillators. With up to 10 Watts CW average power at 532nm in a TEMoo spatial mode, LH series lasers has quickly proven itself as the perfect DPSS pump laser for all types of Ti:Sapphire or dye laser.
Ideal for pumping of:

Trestles LH Ti:Sapphire laser
T&D-scan laser spectrometer based on narrow line CW Ti:Sapphire laser

Pismo pulse picker
The Pismo pulse picker systems is as a pulse gating system that lets single pulses or group of subsequent pulses from a femtosecond or picosecond pulse train pass through the system, and stops other radiation. The system is perfectly suitable for most commercial femtosecond oscillators and amplifiers. The system can pick either single pulses, shoot bursts (patterns of single pulses) or pick group of subsequent pulses (wider square-shaped HV pulse modification). HV pulse duration (i.e. gate open time) is 10 ns in the default Pismo 8/1 model, but can be customized from 3 to 1250 ns upon request or made variable. The frequency of the picked pulses starts with single shot to 1 kHz for the basic model, and goes up to 100 kHz for the most advanced one.
The Pockels cell is supplied with a control unit that is capable of synching to the optical pulse train via a built-in photodetector unit, while electric trigger signal is also accepted. Two additional delay channels are available for synching of other equipment to the pulse picker operation. Moreover, USB connectivity and LabView-compatible drivers save a great deal of your time on storing and recalling presets, and setting up some automated experimental setups. One control unit is capable of driving of up to 3 Pockels cells, and this comes handy in complex setups or contrast-improving schemes. The system can also be modified to supply two HV pulses to one Pockels cell unit, making it a 2-channel pulse picker system. This may be essential for injection/ejection purposes when building a regenerative or multipass amplifier system.
Tourmaline Yb-SS-1058/100 Femtosecond solid state laser system
The Yb-doped Tourmaline Yb-SS laser radiates at 1058±2 nm with more than 1 W of average power, and enables the user to enjoy Ti:Sapphire level power at over-micron wavelengths. This new design from Del Mar's engineers features an integrated pump diode module for greater system stability and turn-key operation. The solid bulk body of the laser ensures maximum rigidity, while self-starting design provides for easy "plug-and-play" operation.


WHAT'S HOT PRESENTATIONS will be made on Sunday 3:30 - 7:00 PM.
Presider: Brian Dable, S 2/3
3:30 BaySpec, "Night and Day: Overcoming Fluorescence with Longer Wavelength 1064nm Dispersive Raman Instruments"
3:40 Princeton Instruments, “New Products from Princeton Instruments: Fast, Quiet and In Control”
3:50 CrystaLaser
4:00 Horiba, “A new Rf generator for better analysis of fragile materials by GD-OES”
4:10 Harrick, “Extreme Spectroscopy: FTIR, UV-Vis-NIR, and Raman Spectroscopy at High and Low Temperatures”
4:20 Iridian, “Steeper vs Cheaper: Raman filters optimized for your needs”
4:30 Nanonics, “Spectrally Integrated Nano Bio Tools”
4:40 CAMO, “Process Pulse – at the heart of your process”
4:50 Renishaw
5:00 Bruker Optics
5:10 Anasys Instruments, “100nm IR Spectroscopy: Applications in Polymers and Life Sciences”
5:20 Cobalt Light Systems, “Spatially offset Raman - ideal method for raw materials verification and security screening”
5:30 Block Engineering, QCL Spectroscopy to Detect Trace Contamination
5:40 BioTools, “Introducingµ-BioRamanMicroscope: Hot in Performance and Cool in Price
5:50 Mettler-Toledo AutoChem, Continuous Flow Optimization and Control at Micro and Meso Scales with the new FTIR FlowIR™ System
6:00 WITec, “Confocal Raman Imaging of large samples with True Surface Microscopy (TSM )”
6:10 OPOTEK, “Advances in Tunable Laser systems for Photoacoustic Imaging, Chemical Imaging, and Mass Spectroscopy”
6:20 Kaiser Optical Systems, "High Performance Raman Sampling"
6:30 Agilent, “Redefining Elemental Analysis - Atomic Spectroscopy That Runs on Air
6:40 Innovative Photonic Solutions, “Large scale Raman imaging and novel micro-probes”
6:50 Horiba, "Raman Polarization Measurements - A Better Understanding of your Sample"

PODIUM PRESENTERS: All symposia rooms will be supplied with an LCD projector. You must provide your own laptop or contact the FACSS Office. Please arrive at least 20 minutes before your sesion begins in order to plug in your laptop computer.

MY SCHEDULE. If you would like to create your own conference schedule you can click on a paper in a symposium and add to "my schedule". Papers can also be added through "Paper Search". You can view your schedule at any time by clicking on "My Schedule" on the left hand side of this page.

Final Program pdf


Monday, October 3
Morning Monday Plenaries
9:10 am Multi-Technique Pharmaceutical Analysis
9:10 am Monday Posters - Infrared Spectroscopy
9:10 am Monday Posters - Nanotechnology
9:10 am Monday Posters - Raman Spectroscopy
9:10 am Monday Posters - Terhertz
10:30 am Recent Progress with Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene I
10:30 am Emerging Areas in Raman Spectroscopy
10:30 am Ionic Liquids for and by Spectroscopy
10:30 am New Trends in the Teaching of Analytical Chemistry
10:30 am Spectral Analysis of Biofluids
10:30 am ANACHEM Award Session Honoring Robert B. 'Chip' Cody
10:30 am Food Safety Forensics
10:30 am Isotopic Analysis
10:30 am Microscale Liquid Phase Separations
1:30 pm Pharmaceutical Raman
1:30 pm Emerging Applications of QCL in Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy
1:30 pm Molecular Spectroscopy with Biological Context - Recent Advances
1:30 pm Bioparticle Analysis Employing Electrokinetic Techniques
1:30 pm Ambient Ionization Techniques for Forensics, Security, and Biological Analysis
1:30 pm in vitro Diagnostics I
1:30 pm NeSSI - an Enabler for PAT and Continuous Flow Chemistry / New Horizons in Process Analytics
1:30 pm Plasma Spectrochemistry: From Fundamenals to Applications
1:30 pm Chemometrics and Data Fusion
1:30 pm Emerging Trends in Nanomeasurements

Tuesday, October 4
8:00 am Tuesday Plenaries
9:10 am Tuesday Posters - Bioanalytical and Biomedical
9:10 am Tuesday Posters - Chemometrics
9:10 am Tuesday Posters - Surface Characterization
9:10 am Tuesday Posters - Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy
9:10 am Tuesday Posters - Environmental
10:30 am Next Generation Bioanalytics
10:30 am Analytical Chemists Easing World Poverty
10:30 am Recent Progresses in Carbon Nanotubes anad Graphene II
10:30 am Molecular Spectroscopy at Interfaces: Advances and Applications
10:30 am New Advances in Vibrational Spectroscopy
10:30 am SERS and Microfluidics
10:30 am Nuclear Forensics
10:30 am Charles Mann Award Session Honoring Howell G. M. Edwards
10:30 am Industrial Process Analytical Spectroscopy
10:30 am Chemistry in Art and Archaeology
1:30 pm Applications of Fluorescence Spectroscopy and Imaging
1:30 pm SERS for Bioanalysis
1:30 pm Characterization of Stem Cells and Other Cell Populations
1:30 pm Microscale and Nanoscale Separations
1:30 pm Pushing the Limits of Mid-IR Imaging: Dynamics and Spatial Resolution
1:30 pm Standoff Detection
1:30 pm PAT in the Biopharmaceutical and Pharmaceutical Industries, SAS Process Session
1:30 pm Progress in Metallomics and Speciation Analysis
1:30 pm Chromatography, Related Techniques, and Bioprocessing
1:30 pm Optical Measurements at the Nanoscale

Wednesday, October 5
8:00 am Wednesday Plenaries
9:00 am Wednesday Posters - Atomic Spectroscopy
9:00 am Wednesday Posters - Process Control/Analysis, Pharmaceutical
9:00 am Wednesday Posters - Bioanalytical and Biomedical
10:30 am Tip-Enhanced Raman - from Instruments to Application
10:30 am Craver Award Session Honoring Mike George
10:30 am The Development of Modern Step-Scan FTS and its Legacies: In Memoriam, Matt Smith
10:30 am Applications of NIR Spectroscopy
10:30 am Commercialization of Spectroscopy Innovations
10:30 am Spectroscopy and Imaging in Pharmaceutical Analysis I
10:30 am Lester W. Strock Award Session Honoring David Hahn
10:30 am Biological Mass Spectrometry
10:30 am Surface Plasmon Resonance: Applications and Instrumentation
10:30 am Chemometrics for Process Analysis
1:30 pm Raman Microscopy and Imaging
1:30 pm Coherent Two-Dimensional Spectroscopy I
1:30 pm Diverse Applications of Molecular Spectroscopy
1:30 pm General Forensics
1:30 pm in vivo Diagnostics
1:30 pm Spectroscopy and Imaging in Pharmaceutical Analysis II
1:30 pm Laser and Laser Spectroscopy
1:30 pm Chromatography of Petroleum and Biological Fuels
1:30 pm Nanomaterials for Plasmonics
1:30 pm FACSS / SAS Student Awards Session

Thursday, October 6
8:00 am Thursday Plenaries
9:00 am Thursday Posters - Chromatography
9:00 am Thursday Posters - Electrochemistry
9:00 am Thursday Posters - LIBS
9:00 am Thursday Posters - Mass Spectrometry
9:00 am Thursday Posters - NMR
9:00 am Thursday Posters - Surface Plasmon Resonance
9:00 am Thursday Posters - Microfluidics
9:00 am Thursday Posters - Forensics
9:00 am Thursday Posters - Ultraviolet
10:30 am Coherent Two-Dimensional Spectroscopy II
10:30 am Ellis R. Lippincott Award Session Honoring Dr. Isao Noda
10:30 am Spectroscopy in the Universe
10:30 am Meggers Award
10:30 am Laser Induced Breakdown Spectrometry
10:30 am X-Ray Fluorescence
10:30 am Innovations and Applications in Biological Mass Spectrometry
10:30 am Surface Plasmon Resonance: Applications and Instrumentation II
10:30 am Making the Most of Spectral and Other Process Analysis Data
10:30 am Standoff Raman Applications and Instrumentation
3:10 pm Emerging Technologies in Atomic and Mass Spectrometry
3:10 pm Deep Raman Spectroscopy
3:10 pm UV Raman Spectroscopy: Instrumentation Development and Applications
3:10 pm FACSS Innovations Award I
3:10 pm FACSS Innovations Award II
3:10 pm Pathogens
3:10 pm ACS Analytical Div Giddings Award Session Honoring Prof. Fred Lytle
3:10 pm Microplasmas for Atomic and Molecular Analyses
3:10 pm Advances in Miniaturized Mass Spectrometry

Friday, October 7
8:00 am Pushing the Time Limit for FACSS; A Potpourri of Analytical Topics a.k.a - We Don't Mind Being Last