group meeting
Magnetic light
Sub-10 fs laser pulses
USCM hands on experience
Femtosecond Single Shot Imaging
Time-resolved measurements in High Magnetic Field
Time Domain THz-spectroscopy
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Group picture
Afbeelding Nature 569 2019 breedbeeld
Temporal and spectral fingerprints of ultrafast all-coherent spin switching, Nature, 569 (2019)
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Selection rules for all-optical magnetic recording in iron garnet Nature Communications, 10 (2019)

Ultrafast Spectroscopy of Correlated Materials (headed by Prof. Dr. Alexey V. Kimel)

Magnetism, ferrolectricity and superconductivity are the examples showing that short-range quantum interactions can evolve in macroscale correlations. Although the physics of these materials in thermodynamic equilibrium is relatively well understood, understanding response of these media to ultrashort (faster than 0.1 ns) excitation is among the challenges of contemporary science. Such an excitation brings the medium into a strongly non-equilibrium state in which a conventional description of magnetism, ferroelectricity, multiferroicity and superconductivity in terms of thermodynamics is no longer valid.  The department “Ultrafast Spectroscopy of Correlated Materials” (USCM) aims to tackle this problem with the help of novel experimental approaches allowing time-resolved measurements with subpicosecond resolution.