Femtosecond Spectroscopy Unit (Keshav Dani)
News & Highlights
- March 16: Keshav presents an invited talk at APS March Meeting in New Orleans, LA, USA.
- March 1: Manami joins the Femto Unit as a research intern from Hokkaido University. Welcome Manami!
- February 21: Michael presents an invited talk at the 7th Annual Congress on Materials Research and Technology in Berlin, Germany.
- February 1: Keshav presents an invited talk at SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco, CA, USA.
- January 26: Our work with the Art Conservation Program on obtaining cross-sections of paint layers with femtosecond lasers published in Materials.
- January 10: Our work in charge cinematography featured on the front cover of the Jan. 2017 issue of Nature Nanotech.
In recent years, the ability to synthesize, engineer & observe materials on the nanometer length scale has led to novel phenomena and applications. On the other hand, modern lasers deliver powerful, ultra short pulses of light allowing us to observe the interaction of electrons and atoms on the femtosecond timescale. Together, these technologies allow us to study new paradigms in light-matter interaction – with femtosecond temporal resolution and nanometer spatial resolution. In the Femtosecond Spectroscopy Unit, we direct these abilities towards four main research thrusts:
- Novel 2D Materials and Heterostructures, where we search for new functionality and physics in two-dimensional materials and their heterostructures;
- Terahertz Applications and Devices, where artificially nano-engineered devices generate and manipulate low energy electromagnetic radiation;
- Energy Materials, where the ultrafast dynamics of photoexcited electrons and holes influence the ability to harness solar energy; and
- Techniques for Neuroscience & Drug Delivery, where femtosecond pulses trigger nanoscale devices to interface with neural functioning.
Please click on the 'Research' tab to learn more about each area.
Page last updated on March 3, 2017 (CP).