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Seminar: "Solid-State High-order Harmonic Sources & Spectroscopy" by Michael Chini

Monday, March 27, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
CREOL Room 103

Michael Chini


The generation of high-order harmonics from gas-phase atoms and molecules has in the last two decades enabled the development of novel spectroscopic techniques capable of resolving the motion of electrons in atoms on attosecond time- and angstrom length-scales. Now, high harmonics from solids promise new advances in attosecond science, for both the development of compact attosecond sources and the application of high harmonic spectroscopy to condensed matter physics. In this seminar, I will present recent results in both of these directions, highlighting in particular a new harmonic source based on a high average power mid-IR optical parametric amplifier, and the demonstration of waveform-controlled harmonics from few-cycle near-IR pulses in both crystalline and amorphous solids.


Michael Chini received a B.Sc. degree in Physics from McGill University (Montréal, QC) in 2007. He then studied under the direction of Zenghu Chang at both Kansas State University (Manhattan, KS) and the University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL), where his work focused on the accurate characterization and spectroscopic application of isolated attosecond (10-18 s) light pulses, earning a Ph.D. in Physics from UCF in 2012. From 2012-2015, he performed postdoctoral research on attosecond and ultrashort pulse laser science in the groups of Zenghu Chang and Martin Richardson. He has been an assistant professor in the Physics Department at UCF since Fall 2015.

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