Femtosecond Spectroscopy Unit (Keshav Dani)
News & Highlights
- Dec. 4: Julien's paper on directly visualizing momentum-forbidden dark excitons and their dynamics published in Science! This work was highlighted in a Perspective in the same issue.
- Sept. 19: Chris' paper on plasmon-exciton coupling with conjugated polymers and AgNPs published in Polymers.
- June 4: Our collaborative photoemission study of phase transitions of IrTe2, led by the Monney Group, published in PRB.
- May 26: Dave's paper on photoconductive arrays for high-field terahertz published in Optics Express.
- Apr. 15: Our work on halide perovskites co-led by Andrew (OIST) and Tiarnan Doherty (Cambridge) was published in Nature!
The ability to manipulate and alter matter with intense light fields on very short timescales has the potential to have a transformative effect on a range of scientific and technological endeavors in the coming decades. With extremely high peak powers delivered in exceedingly brief periods of time, ultrafast pulses of light provide the perfect tools to pursue these ideas. They allow the exploration of nonlinear phenomena across broad regions of the electromagnetic spectrum, as well as the measurements of fast electron dynamics in matter. Starting with the development of a strong and unique suite of ultrafast capabilities from the ground up at OIST, and sharing OIST’s vision to pursue creative, interdisciplinary research, we have pursued three broad areas of study:
- Exploring next-generation terahertz sources;
- Opto-electronic phenomena in van der Waals heterostructures; and
- Interdisciplinary endeavours with OIST colleagues.
Please click on the 'Research' tab to learn more about each area.
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Page last updated on Dec. 4, 2020 (CP).