Femtosecond Spectroscopy Unit (Keshav Dani)
News & Highlights
- Aug 21: Prof. Dani's interview as one of the Winners of the Falling Walls Summit 2023 now online.
- Aug 16: Our work in 'Imaging momentum forbidden dark excitons' recognized as one of the top ten breakthroughs in the physical sciences globally by the Falling Walls Foundation for 2023.
- Jul 11: Our review on using time resolved momentum microscopy to image photo induced phenomena in 2D materials published in Advanced Materials.
- Jun 29: TJ’s paper on terahertz excitonics in carbon nanotubes was awarded the 16th Kondo Prize Research Paper category.
- Jun 23: Julien and Keshav published a News & Views on High Harmonic Generation in confinement in Nature 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.