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.