Markku Vainio

Markku Vainio, Professor (Physical Chemistry)

D.Sc. (Tech.), Dosentti (Fysikaalinen kemia)

  • PL 55 (A. I. Virtasen aukio 1)




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Description of research and teaching

Research: Prof. Vainio is the head of Laser Spectroscopy group, which develops new experimental methods and instrumentation for high-resolution molecular spectroscopy. In particular, the group focuses on mid-infrared vibrational spectrocopy and laser frequency comb spectroscopy. Examples of recent work of the group include demonstration of sub-parts-per-trillion level sensitivity in trace gas detection by photoacoustic spectroscopy, development of a fully stabilized femtosecond mid-infrared frequency comb, and discovery of a novel method for laser frequency comb generation by continuous-wave-pumped optical nonlinearities.

Teaching: Lecturer of courses "Molecular structrure and spectroscopy", "Laser spectroscopy", and "Laser spectrocopy instrumentation". 

Fields of Science

  • 116 Chemical sciences
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Molecular Spectroscopy
  • 114 Physical sciences
  • Laser Physics
  • Nonlinear optics

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.