It has been a long brutal year, but things are starting to get a little bit more normal. We were actually all in the same place together today for the first time in over a year to take the group photo. Thanks to Eisen Gross for taking the picture.
Postdoc Grzegorz has been awarded a Marie Skłodowskiej-Curie fellowship from the European Commission. Congratulations!
A press release can be found HERE. The Stony Brook CE-TAS spectrometer is in the Polish news!
While non-perturbative high harmonic generation (HHG) has been a hot topic for decades, cascaded HHG is also a very rich problem and can have much higher efficiency. In collaboration with the Diddams group at NIST, we’ve investigated frequency comb generation via cascaded HHG in PPLN waveguides. A recently submitted paper can be found here: https://arxiv.org/abs/2102.04670
After getting all the systematics under control, we have written a paper on our broadband cavity-enhanced transient absorption spectrometer. This takes CE-TAS from a one-of demonstration to a real chemical physics tool. The paper is available on the arXiv here: https://arxiv.org/abs/2102.04981
With recent/upcoming graduations, we have several projects available for graduate students to do research in the Allison lab. Please contact Tom Allison if interested.
Usually, we update the group photo every Spring. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we now all work remotely. So our latest group photo is a screenshot of a Zoom meeting…
All are doing OK so far, with many projects to work on remotely. We remain motivated by our basic science goals, realizing that basic science, including the development of tools to image the microscopic, underlies underlies much of our modern-day scientific framework for understanding the novel coronavirus.
Two new postdocs have joined our effort. Sergey Chernov comes from Mainz with extensive experience in ARPES and time-of-flight momentum microscopy. Alice Kunin comes from Berkeley with experience in ultrafast optics and time-resolved photoelelectron spectroscopy.
Both have hit the ground running.
One of the Allison lab core competencies has been resonantly enhancing frequency combs in high-finesse optical cavities. In a paper posted to the arXiv here, we have extended this technology to a widely tunable platform for the first time. This enables broadband cavity-enhanced ultrafast spectroscopy, among other applications.