Ultrafast, Strong-Field Investigation of Nanosystems

Adam Summers
August 30th, 2018 ADAM SUMMERS Kansas State University

Here I present our work investigating the evolution of various nanosystems in extremely intense, ultrafast laser pulses. We study the dynamical processes initiated in these nanosystems over five order of magnitude of peak laser intensity, from 1010 W/cm2 to 1015 W/cm2. Specific processes include: thermal evolution and damage of Au nanowires under irradiation of a train of intense pulses, photoelectron rescattering on the surface of nanoparticles, and the ultrafast formation of nanoplasmas from nanoparticles.

Seminar, August 30, 2018, 11:00. ICFO’s Seminar Room

Hosted by Prof. Jens Biegert