Warren S. Warren

Warren S. Warren

James B. Duke Professor of Chemistry

Office Location: 
2217 French Science Center, Durham, NC 27708
Front Office Address: 
Box 90346, Durham, NC 27708-0346
(919) 660-1604


Our work focuses on the design and application of what might best be called novel pulsed techniques, using controlled radiation fields to alter dynamics. The heart of the work is chemical physics, and most of what we do is ultrafast laser spectroscopy or nuclear magnetic resonance. It generally involves an intimate mixture of theory and experiment: recent publications are roughly an equal mix of pencil- and-paper theory, computer calculations with our workstations, and experiments. Collaborations also play an important role, particularly for medical applications.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley 1980

  • M.S., University of California at Berkeley 1979

Li, B, Claytor, KE, Yuan, H, Vo-Dinh, T, Warren, WS, and Fischer, MC. "Multicontrast nonlinear optical microscopy with a compact and rapid pulse shaper." Opt Lett 37.13 (July 1, 2012): 2763-2765.

Chen, YM, Branca, RT, and Warren, WS. "Revisiting the mean-field picture of dipolar effects in solution NMR." J Chem Phys 136.20 (May 28, 2012): 204509-. Full Text

Degan, S, Wilson, JW, Mitropoulos, TE, Zhang, JY, Selim, MA, and Warren, WS. "Abstract 381: Non-invasive histology for early detection of cutaneous melanoma and pigmented lesions in vivo." Cancer Research 72.8 Supplement (April 15, 2012): 381-381. Full Text

Samineni, P, deCruz, A, Villafaña, TE, Warren, WS, and Fischer, MC. "Pump-probe imaging of historical pigments used in paintings." Opt Lett 37.8 (April 15, 2012): 1310-1312.

Samineni, P, Li, B, Wilson, JW, Warren, WS, and Fischer, MC. "Cross-phase modulation imaging." Opt Lett 37.5 (March 1, 2012): 800-802.

Wilson, JW, Samineni, P, Warren, WS, and Fischer, MC. "Cross-phase modulation spectral shifting: Nonlinear phase contrast in a pump-probe microscope." Biomedical Optics Express 3.5 (2012): 854-862. Full Text

Wilson, JW, Samineni, P, Fischer, MC, and Warren, WS. "Nonlinear cross-phase modulation microscopy using spectral shifting." 2012 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2012 (2012).

Samineni, P, Cruz, AD, Villafana, T, Fischer, MC, and Warren, WS. "Pump-probe microscopy of pigments used in historical art." 2012 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2012 (2012).

Wilson, JW, Degan, S, Mitropoulos, T, Selim, MA, Zhang, JY, and Warren, WS. "In vivo pump-probe microscopy of melanoma and pigmented lesions." Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE 8226 (2012). Full Text

Cho, J-H, Hong, KS, Cho, J, Chang, S-K, Cheong, C, Lee, NH, Kim, H, Warren, WS, Ahn, S, and Lee, C. "Detection of iron-labeled single cells by MR imaging based on intermolecular double quantum coherences at 14 T." Journal of Magnetic Resonance 217 (2012): 86-91. Full Text