This page identifies available NSLS IRSR publications.  Hopefully this list will grow, including both past and future papers.

1. The NSLS Infrared Beamline at Port U2B  Review of Scientific Instruments 66, 1643 (1995).  Presented at SRI'94.  Describes the design of an infrared beamline for microspectroscopy using a 10mr X 10mr port and simple extractions / transport optics.   [71kB]

2. Performance of an Infrared Microspectrometer at the NSLS  Review of Scientific Instruments 66, 1490 (1995).  Presented at SRI'94.  Describes the relative performance advantage of the synchrotron infrared source over a conventional thermal source for performing microspectroscopy of small regions.   [43kB]

3. Novel techniques for characterizing detector material using pulsed infrared synchrotron radiationSemiconductor Science and Technology 8, 922 (1993).  Paper demonstrates the use of wavelength-dependent photoconductivity decay to sense the presence of surface defects and also pump-probe far IR spectroscopy for contactless time-resolved photocarrier and mobility measurements.  [351kB]

4. Infrared Microspectroscopy of Semiconductors at the Diffraction-Limit (AIP conference proceeding).  Example measurements of oxygen defects in silicon and tellurium precipitates in Cd(Zn)Te.  [52kB]

5. Infrared Microspectroscopy with Synchrotron Radiation(SPIE conf. proc. 3153).  Discusses the design of several new IR beamlines for microspectroscopy along with issues specific to the synchrotron source (diffraction effects, detector non-linearities).  [134kB]

6. Time Resolved Spectroscopy with Synchrotron Infrared Pulses (SPIE conf. proc. 3153).  A description of the pulse structure from the NSLS VUV ring, mode-locked solid-state and diode lasers suitable for synchronizing to such a pulse structure, an an example of pump-probe spectroscopy of GaAs.  [88kB]

7. Investigation of Coherent Emission from the NSLS VUV Ring (Proceeding of 1999 Particle Accelerator Conference).  A description of the coherent, very far infrared emission that occurs due to a longitudinal instability of the electron bunches.  [45kB]

8. Performance of new infrared beamline U12IR at the National Synchrotron Light Source, Review of Scientific Instruments 70, 2899 (1999).  Describes both beamline instrumentation and performance results for the a far-infrared beamline on the VUV ring..  [127kB]

9. Characterization of the new NSLS infrared microspectroscopy beamline U10B , SPIE conf. proc. 3775 "Accelerator-based sources of infrared and spectroscopic applications", pg 22 (1999).  The optical layout and performance characterisitics of a 40mr by 40mr extraction beamline designed for mid-infrared microspectroscopy.  [326kB]

10. Evidence for millimeter-wave coherent emission from the NSLS VUV Ring, SPIE conf. proc. 3775 "Accelerator-based sources of infrared and spectroscopic applications", pg. 88 (1999).  Report on the observation of coherent synchrotron radiation bursts from under conditions for short electron bunches.  [323kB]

11. Time-resolved Infrared Spectroscopy on the U12IR Beamline at the NSLS, SPIE conf. proc. 3775 "Accelerator-based sources of infrared and spectroscopic applications", pg. 128 (1999). A brief description of the time-resolved spectroscopy capability using a synchronized laser and pulsed synchrotron radiation.  [59kB]

12. Infrared Studies of the Onset of Conductivity in Ultrathin Pb Films, Physical Review Letters 83, 4880 (1999). Transmission studies of quench-condensed Pb films using far-infrared synchrotron radiation.  [481kB]

13. Exploring the dynamics of superconductors by time-resolved far-infrared spectroscopy, Physical Review Letters 85, 3001 (2000).  Short laser pulses break Cooper pairs to produce excess quasiparticles, and the relaxation of these quasiparticles is studied using pulsed far-infrared synchrotron radiation.  [91kB]

14. Observation of coherent synchrotron radiation from the NSLS VUV ring, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 463 387 (2001).  The detailed characteristics of the bursts of coherent synchrotron radiation from the VUV ring are reported and compared with models of longitudinal instabilities.  [157kB]

15. Resolution limits for infrared microspectroscopy explored with synchrotron radiation, Review of Scientific Instruments 72, 1 (2001).  A description of how the spatial resolution for an infrared microspectrometer can be calculated and quantified for the diffraction limit.  Features of Schwarzschild objectives are described, and resolution measurements are reported.  Also, problems (and methods to correct) associated with dispersive substrates are also described.  [665kB]

16. Subnanosecond, time-resolved, broadband infrared spectroscopy using synchrotron radiation, Review of Scientific Measurements 73, 1
(2002).  The general facility for performing time-resolved spectroscopy using pulsed synchrotron radiation with a synchronized Ti:sapphire laser is described.  [480kB]

17. Optical Properties of c-Axis Oriented Superconducting MgB2 Films, Physical Review Letters  87, 277001-1 (2001).  Reflection measurements from MgB2 films are analyzed in terms of an extended Drude model to extract plasma frequencies and infer values for the electron-phonon coupling constant (which is surprisingly small).  [202kB]

18. High-power Terhaertz Radiation from Relativistic Electrons, Nature 420, 143 (2002). Short electron bunches produce large pulses of coherent THz radiation.  When the bunches can be delivered at a high repetition rate (75 MHz), the average power exceeds 20W.    [314kB]

19. Dynamics of GaAs photocarriers probed with pulsed infrared synchrotron radiationNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, B 199, 323 (2003).  A pulsed laser diode, synchronized to the NSLS VUV ring, is used to excite photocarriers in SI-GaAs, and the Drude fits to the time-dependent transmission show a carrier scattering rate that varies with time.  [139kB]

20.  Synchrotron-based Biological Microspectroscopy: From the Mid-Infrared through the Far-Infrared Regimes, accepted for publication in the Journal of Biological Physics.   An overview of how synchrotron-based mid-IR microspectroscopy can be used to study biological materials, plus a description and report of the U4IR beamline's capabilities for far-infrared transmission and reflection microspectroscopy.  [986kB]