Strong Field Theory Group

Shaping, controlling and imaging quantum matter with strong laser fields.

Strong field response of quantum materials

The new generation of light sources brings a remarkable flexibility in sculpting light at the scale of individual electric field oscillations, opening unique opportunities for attosecond and strong field physics. 

In this research topic, we explore these new opportunities in controlling strong field response of quantum materials on the sub-cycle time scale. We are looking at controlling and shaping light-induced phase transitions in strongly correlated solids, detecting topological phase transitions in two-dimensional materials, using tailored multi-color mid-infrared laser fields to generate spin-selected excitations in a desired valley of the Brillouin zones of quantum materials.