Our group have state-of-the art facilities including:

Ultrafast Laser Laboratory

The Ultrafast Laser Laboratory houses laser systems which emit light pulses with ultrashort duration of less then 100 femtoseconds. 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.

Hydrostatic Pressure Laboratory

The Hydrostatic Pressure Labratory 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 conjuction 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.

For more information about our facilities, please visit the Advanced Technology Institute web page.

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Photonics and Quantum Sciences Group
Advanced Technology Institute
University of Surrey