Femtosecond Spectroscopy Unit (Keshav Dani)

News & Highlights

  • Nov. 20: Alina joins the FSU as a visiting researcher from Jun Kono's lab in Rice. Welcome!
  • Oct. 8: Our collaborative work with the Weber Group on coherent phonons in a Dirac semimetal published in PRB.
  • Oct. 2: Shukai returns to the FSU to continue his magnetic field experiments. Welcome back, Shukai!
  • Sept. 7: Elaine's paper on pulling apart photoexcited electrons is now online in Science Advances.
  • July 31: Dr. Elaine Wong received her PhD and will continue in the FSU as a Junior Research Fellow.
  • July 13: Ricardo joins the FSU as a visiting researcher from Mexico. Welcome to Okinawa!
Archive of News & Highlights


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Research Overview

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:

  1. Exploring next-generation terahertz sources;
  2. Opto-electronic phenomena in van der Waals heterostructures; and
  3. Interdisciplinary endeavours with OIST colleagues.

Please click on the 'Research' tab to learn more about each area.

You can also learn more about our suite of experimental capabilities in the 'Laboratories' tab, along with brief tutorials of the basic techniques that we use in the 'Experimental Techniques' tab.


Page last updated on Nov. 22, 2018 (CP).