Welcome to the Diebold Lab

The process of sound wave generation by light, known as the photoacoustic effect, is quite general and can be initiated in liquids and solids as well as gases. The Diebold group has focused on photoacoustic research for several decades, investigating fundamental phenomena and new effects. Much of the current effort in the group has been devoted to high frequency transient grating experiments, a photoacoustic recording method that has high time resolution. Other research directions for the Diebold group include introduction of an imaging method based on the ultrasonic vibration potential, using the photoacoustic effect for determining infrared emissivities, and using cryogenic detectors for recording ultra-small temperature changes.

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site updated 1/17/2018