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Tularemia is an infectious disease that continues to occur sporadically and in epidemics in the United States. It is characterized as an acute febrile illness with constitutional symptoms associated with skin, glandular, respiratory, or gastrointestinal involvement. Tularemia usually can be treated effectively with streptomycin. Relapse most often occurs(More)
We used scanning confocal microscopy to study the fluorescence from a single terrylene molecule embedded in a thin polymer film of polymethyl methacrylate, at room temperature, with a high signal-to-background ratio. The photon-pair correlation function g((2))(tau) exhibits perfect photon antibunching at tau = 0 and a limit of 1.3, compatible with bunching(More)
Laser-based scanners provide a sensitive means for measuring optical density (OD) of Gafchromic films. Such instruments were reviewed in a recent AAPM report (task group 55) which provided recommendations and information on OD measurements (effect of wavelength, temperature, etc.). The present article reports that variable rate scanners and spot(More)
We demonstrate a novel amplifier for femtosecond optical pulses. The output of a colliding-pulse mode-locked laser is amplified to 0.3 microJ per pulse at a repetition rate of 8 kHz by using 1 W of pump power from a copper-vapor laser. Our high-efficiency amplifier focuses the beam for four gain passes through a thin dye stream that uses a Z configuration(More)
Femtosecond pump-probe experiments performed on squaraines demonstrate strong couplings between the first excited state and high-lying two-photon states. The experimental data agree well with our earlier quantum many-electron calculations based on multiple-excited configuration interactions. We show that high-lying twophoton states in squaraines are(More)
Optical dephasing measurements using degenerate four-wave mixing (DFWM) were performed on thin dye-polymer films at room temperature. Incoherent light centered at 575 nm was used as a source for ultrafast measurements on the blue side of the inhomogeneous distribution of the oxazine dye Nile Blue. Under these conditions, a new form of interference was(More)
Water can generate extreme waveform distortion compared to tissue, as indicated by the Goldberg number for water, which is 20 times larger than that of tissue at typical diagnostic ultrasound levels. This result was demonstrated by using tofu as a tissue mimicking material. By adjusting transducer voltage drive levels in water to match the peak(More)
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