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Optics & Infrared Sensing

Bret Cannon

Research Interests

  • Remote sensing with infrared lasers.
  • Applications of quantum cascade lasers.
  • Measurement of stress in tempered glass.
  • Laser based portable isotope ratio instrumentation.
  • Ultra-trace isotope ratio measurements by laser ionization.
  • Atomic spectroscopy.


  • Post-doctoral research for 2 years in the Physical Chemistry Department, Cambridge University
  • Ph.D., in Physical Chemistry from University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • B.A., (Honors College) in Chemistry (with Honors), Physics, and Math, University of Oregon


  • Optical Society of America (OSA)

Optics & Infrared Sensing