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

Melinger, JS, Hariharan, A, Gandhi, SR, and Warren, WS. "Adiabatic population inversion in I 2 vapor with picosecond laser pulses." The Journal of Chemical Physics 95.3 (August 1991): 2210-2213. Full Text

Spano, FC, and Warren, WS. "Photon echo decays in optically dense media." The Journal of Chemical Physics 93.3 (August 1990): 1546-1556. Full Text

Judson, RS, Lehmann, KK, Rabitz, H, and Warren, WS. "Optimal design of external fields for controlling molecular motion: application to rotation." Journal of Molecular Structure 223 (June 1990): 425-456. Full Text

Haner, M, and Warren, WS. "Investigation of momentum relaxation and time-dependent conductance in radiation-damaged GaAs." Physical Review B 41.9 (March 1990): 5792-5798. Full Text

Lee, CJ, Murali, N, and Warren, WS. "Applications of Shaped Pulses to High-Resolution Nuclear Magnetic Resonance in Dipolar Broadened Spin Systems." Advances in Magnetic and Optical Resonance 14.C (January 1, 1990): 241-268. Full Text

Wooldridge, PJ, Bates, JL, Lin, CP, and Warren, WS. "Energy redistribution from high vibrational levels populated by stimulated emission pumping." (December 1, 1989): 44-null.

Spano, FC, and Warren, WS. "Understanding dephasing in mixed molecular crystals. II. Semiclassical dephasing and superradiance for hundreds of coupled absorbers." The Journal of Chemical Physics 90.11 (December 1, 1989): 6034-6046.

Warren, WS. "Spectroscopic applications of programmable subpicosecond resolution laser pulse shaping." Conference on Lasers and Electro 0ptics (December 1, 1989): 154-null.