Femtosecond Spectroscopy Unit (Keshav Dani)
News & Highlights
- Mar. 5: Our collaborative work with the Shannon Unit on graphene quantum dots was published in Physical Review B.
- Jan. 15: FSU welcomes 4 new members: Rebecca, Maki, Sonya, and Nick. Welcome to the unit!
- Dec. 21: Vivek won the Materials Horizons Poster Prize at ICANN-2017 in Guwahati, India. Congratulations, Vivek!
- Dec. 12: Our work on high-temperature THz optical diode effect was accepted for publication in Physics Review Letters.
- Dec. 9: Our paper on ultrafast dynamics in Dirac and Weyl semimetals is now online in Jorunal of Applied Physics.
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.
Page last updated on January 17, 2017 (CP).