Physics in the (ultra)fast lane: femtosecond laser-induced dynamics in solids

Presentation Date: 

Thursday, October 1, 1998


OSA Annual Meeting (Baltimore, MD)
We developed a broadband ultrafast technique to measure a material's dielectric function (from near-UV to near-IR) with 100-fs time resolution. This technique enables identification of phase changes following intense laser excitation. We will present data for semiconductors and discuss future experiments to study plasma generation dynamics in transparent materials.