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Our experimental research groups and links to some of their recent research results.


Itzik Ben-Itzhak's Group

Itzik's group studies ionization and dissociation of molecules in intense laser fields.

  • Measurements of Ultrashort Intense Laser-induced Fragmentation of Simple Molecular Ions
    PhD disseration of Max Sayler.
  • Single-shot carrier-envelope-phase-tagged ion-momentum imaging of nonsequential double ionization of argon in intense 4-fs laser fields
    Nora G. Johnson, O. Herrwerth, A. Wirth, S. De, I. Ben-Itzhak, M. Lezius, B. Bergues, M. F. Kling, A. Senftleben, C. D. Schröter, R. Moshammer, J. Ullrich, K. J. Betsch, R. R. Jones, A. M. Sayler, T. Rathje, K. Rühle, W. Müller, G. G. Paulus
    Phys. Rev. A 83, 013412 (2011)

Cosmin Blaga's Group

Cosmin's group seeks to understand the interaction of matter with intense, ultrafast laser pulses and to develop applications and novel technologies based on that science.

  • Diffractive Imaging of C60 Structural Deformations Induced by Intense Femtosecond Midinfrared Laser Fields
    Harald Fuest, Yu Hang Lai, Cosmin I. Blaga, Kazuma Suzuki, Junliang Xu, Philipp Rupp, Hui Li, Pawel Wnuk, Pierre Agostini, Kaoru Yamazaki, Manabu Kanno, Hirohiko Kono, Matthias F. Kling, Louis F. DiMauro
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 053002 (2019)
  • Imaging ultrafast molecular dynamics with laser-induced electron diffraction
    Cosmin I. Blaga, Junliang Xu, Anthony D. DiChiara, Emily Sistrunk, Kaikai Zhang, Pierre Agostini, Terry A. Miller, Louis F. DiMauro, C. D. Lin
    Nature 483, 194 (2012)

Brett DePaola's Group

Brett's group is using atoms in a magneto-optical trap (MOT) as the ultimate cold target for ion-atom collision studies.

  • Interaction of a Finite Train of Short Optical Pulses with a Ladder System
    The PhD dissertation of Hyounguk Jang.
  • Coherent Population Trapping with Controlled Interparticle Interactions
    H. Schempp, G. Günter, C. S. Hofmann, C. Giese, S. D. Saliba, B. D. DePaola, T. Amthor, M. Weidemüller, S. Sevinçli, T. Pohl
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 173602 (2010)

Vinod Kumarappan's Group

Vinod's group is studying ultrafast processes in strong laser field aligned molecules.

  • Controlling the rotation of asymmetric top molecules by the combination of a long and a short laser pulse
    Simon S. Viftrup, Vinod Kumarappan, Lotte Holmegaard, Christer Z. Bisgaard, Henrik Stapelfeldt, Maxim Artamonov, Edward Hamilton, Tamar Seideman
    Phys. Rev. A 79, 023404 (2009)
  • Manipulating the Torsion of Molecules by Strong Laser Pulses
    C. B. Madsen, L. B. Madsen, S. S. Viftrup, M. P. Johansson, T. B. Poulsen, L. Holmegaard, V. Kumarappan, K. A. Jørgensen, H. Stapelfeldt
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 073007 (2009)

Daniel Rolles' Group

Daniel is our most recent hire, and is interested in ultrafast dynamics. His most recent papers appear below.

  • "Identification of absolute geometries of cis and trans molecular isomers by Coulomb Explosion Imaging"
    Utuq Ablikim, Cédric Bomme, Hui Xiong, Evgeny Savelyev, Razib Obaid, Balram Kaderiya, Sven Augustin, Kirsten Schnorr, Ileana Dumitriu, Timur Osipov, René Bilodeau, David Kilcoyne, Vinod Kumarappan, Artem Rudenko, Nora Berrah, Daniel Rolles
    Scientific Reports 6, 38202 (2016)
  • "High-repetition-rate and high-photon-flux 70 eV high-harmonic source for coincidence ion imaging of gas-phase molecules"
    Rothhardt, Hädrich, Shamir, Tschnernajew, Klas, Hoffmann, Tadesse, Klenke, Gottschall, Eidam, Limpert, Tünnermann, Boll, Bomme, Dachraoui, Erk, Di Fraia, Horke, Kierspel, Mullins, Przystawik, Savelyev, Wiese, Laarmann, Küpper, Rolles
    Optics Express 24, 18133 (2016)

Artem Rudenko's Group

Artem explores interaction of intense and short-pulsed radiation with matter. His most recent papers appear below.

  • "Charge and energy transfer in argon-core–neon-shell clusters irradiated by free-electron-laser pulses at 62 nm"
    A. Sugishima, et al
    Phys. Rev. A 86, 033203 (2012)
  • "Tracing nuclear-wave-packet dynamics in singly and doubly charged states of N2 and O2 with XUV-pump–XUV-probe experiments"
    M. Magrakvelidze, O. Herrwerth, Y. H. Jiang, A. Rudenko, M. Kurka, L. Foucar, K. U. Kühnel, M. Kübel, Nora G. Johnson, C. D. Schröter, S. Düsterer, R. Treusch, M. Lezius, I. Ben-Itzhak, R. Moshammer, J. Ullrich, M. F. Kling, U. Thumm
    Phys. Rev. A 86, 013415 (2012)

Brian Washburn's Group

Brian is finding ways to use nonlinear fiber optics and ultrafast fiber lasers for optical metrology and atomic physics.

  • C2H2 gas laser inside hollow-core photonic crystal fiber based on population inversion
    Andrew M. Jones, A. V. Vasudevan Nampoothiri, Amarin Ratanavis, Rajesh Kadel, Natalie V. Wheeler, Francois Couny, Fetah Benabid, Wolfgang Rudolph, Brian R. Washburn, Kristan L. Corwin
    CLEO/QELS Proceedings CTuU1, 1 (2010)
  • Phase-Stabilized 167 MHz Repetition Frequency Carbon Nanotube Fiber Laser Frequency Comb
    Jinkang Lim, Kevin Knabe, Yishan Wang, Rodrigo Amezcua-Correa, François Couny, Philip S. Light, Fetah Benabid, Jonathan C. Knight, Kristan L. Corwin, Jeffrey W. Nicholson, Brian R. Washburn
    CLEO/IQEC OSA Tech. Digest CTuK, 2 (2009)

Last updated on Monday, 13-May-2019