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Ultrafast Light and Matter Interactions

Location

Sensors Electron Devices Directorate, Solid State Science

RO# Location
76.31.04.B6656 Adelphi, MD 207831197

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Pellegrino, Paul M. paul.m.pellegrino.civ@mail.mil 301.394.2030

Description

The objective of our research is to investigate optical, photonic, and electronic phenomena in an effort to create new and novel devices and sensors for the soldier. Recent research has demonstrated that the use of ultrashort pulsed laser has opened the door on numerous studies into the fundamental interactions of light and matter. Studies with attosecond sources essentially capturing electron dynamics and sub-100 femtosecond sources driving tailored control of luminescence and non-linear interactions of molecular structures have shown that this area of study is poised to create dramatic changes to how we use light to sense (and possibly control) things. Our program is dedicated to exploring the fundamental aspects of physics and chemistry involved in these high field interactions for the purpose of using it to create new spectroscopic tools for soldier protection. Practical use of this technology for electro-optic devices and sensors is inherently a cross-disciplinary pursuit. Large effort must be applied to gain full understanding of these respective technologies in order to use them practically and these efforts will require input from several classical technical disciplines (chemistry, physics, and engineering).

 

Keywords:
Photonics; Electronics; Sensors; Spectroscopy; Ultrashort pulse laser; Ultrafast spectroscopy;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants
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