Take a look at the facilities we offer.
The Ultrafast Laser Laboratory houses laser systems which emit light pulses with ultrashort duration of less then 100 femtoseconds (1 femtosecond is 10-15 seconds). A pair of parametric amplifiers simultaneously generates two light pulses which are independently tunable from the ultraviolet to the mid-infrared. These light pulses are used to study the dynamical and nonlinear properties of materials and devices.
- Turn-on dynamics in semiconductor lasers
- Electron spin lifetimes in semiconductors
- Nonlinear optical properties of carbon nanotubes
- Laser patterning of materials
- Nonlinear microscopy of quantum dots.
The Hydrostatic Pressure Laboratory is used to vary the lattice constant of crystals in a controlled manner, mimicking the effect of changing composition.
Research using our laser systems
Our laser systems can be used in conjunction with an optical access 7 Tesla magnet for the study of spin related phenomena. Recently, we have demonstrated magnetic control of electron spin relaxation mechanisms in a number of semiconductor heterostructures.