2-7 June 2019
Simon Fraser University
America/Vancouver timezone
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Harnessing amplified ultrafast laser pulses for studying and controlling quantum materials

4 Jun 2019, 15:45
SWH 10081 (Simon Fraser University)

SWH 10081

Simon Fraser University

Invited Speaker / Conférencier(ère) invité(e) Symposia Day - Optical Science T4-7 Optical Spectroscopy and control (DAMOPC) | Spectroscopie optique et contrôle (DPAMPC)


Dr David Jones (UBC)


Quantum materials exhibit a range of astonishing phenomena that embody the central scientific questions currently challenging condensed matter physics. Within these systems, ultrashort light pulses can create controlled non-equilibrium electronic conditions to reveal physical properties not accessible at equilibrium. Beyond uncovering the interaction mechanisms between electrons, lattice, and spin, it is also a new and rich landscape in which photonic-based coherent control methods can be implemented with goals of driving and controlling internal quantum states in the condensed phase. I will discuss our efforts toward developing technology and techniques for probing quantum materials along with results from these studies.

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Dr David Jones (UBC)

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