Nonlinear Optics of Quantum Matter

We are an experimental research group in the Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science Department at Brookhaven National Lab. We have the broad scientific goal of using light to both interrogate as well as engineer properties of quantum matter, ranging from materials with strong electronic correlations to nanoscale objects subject to quantum confinement.

To this end, we utilize tabletop light sources across the electromagnetic spectrum (terahertz - ultraviolet) to implement optical “pumps” and advanced spectroscopies. A specialty of our lab is the development and application of multidimensional coherent spectroscopy, an optical analogue of nuclear magnetic resonance, at terahertz frequencies to probe quantum matter at their fundamental energy scales.

Our group is part of a vibrant department with varied research groups studying both fundamental and applied properties of condensed matter, offering ample opportunity for collaboration. These include a broad condensed matter theory effort, materials growth of both bulk single-crystals and epitaxial thin films, and a variety of experimental probes that complement our own. We are also across the street from the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, and their world-class staff and user facilities.

We are looking for motivated Postdocs to join our team (more info) !


7. March 2024

New article on the cover of Advanced Quantum Technologies! See it here.

15. September 2023

Taking a picture of a neat lab while we still can! Soon to be filled with tables and lasers…

5. September 2023

Albert’s first day at Brookhaven!

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