Alexis Bohlin

Postdoctoral appointee,  Combustion Chemistry Department

Alexis Bohlin


I currently hold a postdoctoral position at the Combustion Research Facility of Sandia National Laboratories, developing advanced optical diagnostics for gas-phase chemically reactive flows. My recent commitment focuses on ultrafast non-linear spectroscopy techniques to be employed at fast dynamics, for example studying transient turbulent flows, flame-shock and plasma interactions which evolve at near the speed of sound. A recent achievement is that of developing hyperspectral coherent Raman planar imaging, providing 2D images of temperature and species in flames on the basis of a single-laser-shot.

My background is mainly within Engineering Physics with focus on photonics and applied spectroscopy, and my research interests include non-linear spectroscopy and microscopy techniques, combustion systems and chemical physics in general.

Google Scholar publication list:


  • Ph.D.   Physics, Lund University, Faculty of Engineering in 2012.

    Thesis: Development and application of pure rotational CARS for reactive flows.

  • M.Sc.   Engineering Physics, Lund University, Faculty of Engineering in 2008.

Selected Publications

A. Bohlin, C. J. Kliewer, Single-shot hyperspectral coherent Raman imaging in the range 0-4200 cm-1, Appl. Phys. Lett. 105, 161111 (2014).

A. Bohlin, M. Mann, B. D. Patterson, A. Dreizler, C. J. Kliewer, Development of two-beam femtosecond/picosecond one-dimensional rotational coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy: time-resolved probing of flame wall interactions, Proc. Combust. Inst. (2014).

A. Bohlin, C. J. Kliewer, Diagnostic Imaging in Flames with Instantaneous Planar Coherent Raman Spectroscopy, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 5, 1243-1248 (2014).

A. Bohlin, C. J. Kliewer, Two-beam ultrabroadband coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy for high resolution gas-phase multiplex imaging, Appl. Phys. Lett. 104, 031107 (2014).

A. Bohlin, C. J. Kliewer, Communication: Two-dimensional gas-phase coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy (2D-CARS): Simultaneous planar imaging and multiplex spectroscopy in a single laser shot, J. Chem. Phys. 138, 221101 (2013).

A. Bohlin, B. D. Patterson, C. J. Kliewer, Communication: Simplified two-beam rotational CARS signal generation demonstrated in 1D, J. Chem. Phys. 138, 081102 (2013).

A. Bohlin, E. Nordström, H. Carlsson, X.-S. Bai, P.-E. Bengtsson, Pure rotational CARS measurements of temperature and relative O2-concentration in a low swirl turbulent premixed flame, Proc. Combust. Inst. 34, 3629-3636 (2013).


Alexis Bohlin

Postdoctoral Appointee
Combustion Chemistry Department

Sandia National Laboratories, California
P.O. Box 969
Livermore, CA 94551-0969

Phone: +1(925)294-3065