April 5, 2018

Morgan Ruesch wins NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship. Congrats Morgan!


October 11, 2017

Professor Goldenstein awarded Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Award to study novel energetics via laser-absorption imaging. More info here.

July 24, 2017

Professor Goldenstein gives invited presentation on single-ended laser-absorption diagnostics at OSA's Advanced Photonics Congress

March 17th, 2017

Garrett Mathews wins NSF Graduate Research Fellowhip. Congrats Garrett!

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September 21st, 2016

Professor Goldenstein awarded Defense Threat Reduction Young Investigator Award to develop laser diagnostics for characterizing counter-WMD fireballs

February 11th, 2016

Applied Optics manuscript "Shock-tube measurements of excited oxygen atoms using cavity-enhanced absorption spectroscopy" highlighted as an OSA Spotlight article

January 31st, 2016

Applied Optics manuscript "Fiber-coupled diode-laser sensors for calibration-free stand-off measurements of gas temperature, pressure, and composition" highlighted as an OSA Spotlight article

December, 1 2015


Introductory textbook on spectroscopy and optical diagnostics published and available online at


November 9, 2015

Laser ignition of methane bubbles for Stanford University Laboratory Class picked up by the NY Times

January 1, 2015

SpectraPlot, a web-based spectroscopic modeling tool, is launched to the public.