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Fried, Alan Sr Research Associate



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  • Dr. Fried is Senior Research Associate and INSTAAR Fellow. He leads the Advanced Laser Technology for Atmospheric Research (ALTAiR) Laboratory. Dr. Fried's career has emphasized the development of state-of-the-art Infrared (IR) laser-based spectroscopic instrumentation for measurement of trace gases, deployment of these instruments on airborne and ground-based platforms, interpretation of such observations in collaboration with atmospheric modelers, and acquisition of fundamental laboratory measurement of kinetic and spectroscopic quantities relevant to the atmosphere. Dr. Fried and his group have successfully deployed state-of-the-art spectrometers employing difference frequency generation (DFG) mid-IR laser sources on airborne platforms to address scientific questions related to hydrocarbon oxidation mechanisms and ozone formation in the atmosphere.


  • IR spectroscopy, highly sensitive airborne measurements, atmospheric research, hydrocarbon oxidation studies, formaldehyde measurements, tunable IR absorption, difference frequency generation


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