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ECE Faculty Funded Research


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Dr. Jorge J Rocca

University Distinguished Professor


Funded Research


  • Aberration Corrected Optics (University of Colorado)
  • Basic Issues of the Dynamics & Radiation of Capillary Plasmas (National Science Foundation (NSF))
  • Capillary Discharge Extreme Ultraviolet Lasers (DoE - US Department of Energy)
  • Capillary Pulsed Discharge Soft X-Ray Source (NCEE-Northeast Consortium - Engin. Educa)
  • Colorado Photonics & Optoelectronics Program (CPOP) Industry Match (Hyperfine, Inc.)
  • Colorado Photonics and Optoelectronics Program (CPOP) (University of Colorado)
  • CW Ultraviolet Laser Excited with an Electron Beam (DoD-USAF-Office of Scientific Research)
  • Dense Plasma Characterization Using Transient X-ray Laser Interferometry (Univ. California-Lawrence Livermore Lab)
  • Dense Plasma Studies with Ultra-bright Soft X-ray Laser Probes (DoE - US Department of Energy)
  • Development & Utilization of Bright Tabletop Sources of Coherent Soft X-Ray Radiation (DoE - US Department of Energy)
  • Development of a Discharge Pumped 13nm Laser for Metrology of Projection Lithography Optics at the Manufacturer's Site (DoD-ARMY - Army Research Office (ARO))
  • Development of a Soft X-Ray Laser for the Study of Metal & Semi-Metal Oxide Nanoclusters - REU (National Science Foundation (NSF))
  • Development of an Intense Table-top Soft X-ray Laser Source of Picosecond Pulses (National Science Foundation (NSF))
  • Development of the Next Generation of Compact, Coherent, Extreme Ultraviolet Sources (National Science Foundation (NSF))
  • Diagnostics Equipment for the Develop- ment of Hot Capillary Discharge Plasmas into Eff.. (National Science Foundation (NSF))
  • Diagnostics of Dense Plasmas with a Table-top Soft X-Ray Laser (DoE - US Department of Energy)
  • Efficient Sources of Soft X-Ray Radiation Based on Fast Capillary Discharges (National Science Foundation (NSF))
  • Equipment for Optical Diagnostics of Dense Discharge Plasmas for XUV Laser Studies (National Science Foundation (NSF))
  • Equipment for Optoelectronic Teaching Laboratory (University of Colorado)
  • Equipment for Optoelectronic Undergraduate Lab (University of Colorado)
  • Focusing & Imaging Optics for Capillary Discharge Table-Top Soft X-Ray Lasers (Civilian Research & Development Foundation (CRDF))
  • Generation of Intense Pulse Electron Beams Using a Glow Discharge (Southeast. Ctr. for Elect. Engin. Educa.)
  • Interaction of High Power Femtosecond Laser Pulses (National Science Foundation (NSF))
  • International Collaboration for the Study of Fast Capillary Plasmas (National Science Foundation (NSF))
  • Measurement of the Efficiency of Diffraction Gratings & Reflective Coatings at Soft X-ray Wavelengths (University of Colorado)
  • Modeling of Fast Capillary Discharge (National Research Council)
  • MRI: Development of an Intense Table-Top Soft X-Ray - REU (National Science Foundation (NSF))
  • Optoelectronic Testing (University of Colorado)
  • Optoelectronics Education (University of Colorado)
  • Optoelectronics REG (University of Colorado)
  • Optoelectronics Ultra Short Laser (University of Colorado)
  • Optoelectronics Ultrashort Laser (CATI-Colo. Advanced Technology Institute)
  • Plasma Gun for the Generation of Intense Large Area Electron Beams (Texas A & M)
  • Polarization Switching & Multimode Dynamics in VCSELs (University of Colorado)
  • Presidential Young Investigator Award (National Science Foundation (NSF))
  • Soft X-Ray Laser Research Laboratory (W.M. Keck foundaton)
  • Soft X-ray Optics for Applications of Compact Discharge Pumped Soft X-ray Lasers (Civilian Research & Development Foundation (CRDF))
  • Spectroscopy of New Laser Sources (Arizona State University)
  • Student & Young Scientist Participation in the 8th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers (DoE - US Department of Energy)
  • Study of the Dynamics of Highly Ionized Capillary Discharges for XUV Amplification (National Science Foundation (NSF))
  • Study of the Generation of Intense Pulsed Electron Beams Using Glow Discharges (DoD-USAF-Office of Scientific Research)
  • Towards Non-Linear Optics at Ultrashort Wavelengths (University of Colorado)
  • Undergraduate Research Experience (National Science Foundation (NSF))
  • Variable Space Gratings for Flat Field Spectrometer (University of Colorado)
  • Variable Space Gratings with Flat Field Focusing (Hyperfine, Inc.)
  • XUV Lasers in Magnetically Confined Capillary Discharges (National Science Foundation (NSF))
  • XUV Optics (CATI-Colo. Advanced Technology Institute)
  • XUV Optics - Tech Award (University of Colorado)