My interest is in single molecule biophysics and ultrashort laser-molecule interactions. I have experience in designing instruments for the life sciences particularly in fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy. My current work is in investigating the effects of UV laser propagation in optical materials for NIF.
Honors and Awards
- 2009 Lawrence Scholar, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
- 2008 NSF Research Fellowship at Chinese Academy of Science, Chemistry (Beijing, China)
- 2007 NSF Research Fellowship at Yang Ming University (Taipei, Taiwan)
Selected (Recent) Publications
Extracting the Distribution of Laser Damage Precursors on Fused Silica Surfaces for 351 nm, 3 ns laser pulses at high fluences (20-150/cm2). Ted Laurence, Jeff Bude, Sonny Ly, Nan Shen, Michael Feit. Accepted for publication,
Stoichiometry of reconstituted high density lipoproteins in the hydrated state determined by
photon antibunching. Sonny Ly, Jitka Petrlova, Thomas Huser, Samantha Fore, Tingjuan Gao,
John Voss, and
Ted A. Laurence.
Characterizing diffusion dynamics of a membrane protein associated with nanolipoproteins using fluorescence correlation spectroscopy. T. Gao, C. Blanchette, W. He, F. Bourguet, S. Ly, F. Katzen, W. Kudlicki, P. Henderson, T. Laurence, T. Huser, M. Coleman.
Time-gated single photon counting enables separation of CARS microscopy data from multiphoton-excited tissue autofluorescence. Sonny Ly, Greg McNerney, Samantha Fore, James Chan, Thomas Huser.