Nonlinear THz optics as probe of quantum solids

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 2:30am

In this lecture, I will discuss how coherent electromagnetic radiation at infrared and TeraHertz frequencies can be used to drive and to study the nonlinear response of various collective excitations in solids. I will emphasize experiments in which hidden features the superconducting order parameter can be revealed. I will also discuss advances in the nonlinear response of phonons, which I will show can be used as a probe of the interatomic potential of a solid.

106 Stanley Hall
Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Hamburg GERMANY Department of Physics, University of Oxford