OSA Ultrafast Optical Phenomena Technical Group Online Workshop - Day 5


OSA Ultrafast Optical Phenomena Technical Group Online Workshop - Day 5

Hosted By: Ultrafast Optical Phenomena Technical Group

29 May 2020, 11:00 - 14:00

Students and early career professionals are invited to join the OSA Ultrafast Optical Phenomena Technical Group for a week of online courses in this topic area. Each day will feature two presentations from researchers with ample time for questions and discussion. Day five of the workshop included a presentation from Martin Schultze, Technical University Graz​. The final session also included a Career Lab with featured speakers Rosa Romero, Sphere Ultrafast Photonics SA, Clara Saraceno, Ruhr Universität Bochum, Alison Taylor, OSA Publishing, Elena Belsole, Communications Physics, and Thomas Ganz, Jenoptik.

Attosecond Electron Dynamics in Solids presented by Martin Schultze, Technical University Graz​

Abstract: Light-matter interaction starts with electron motion driven by the electric field of light. With the toolbox of attosecond spectroscopy we can now investigate this process in real time also in solids. Most fascinating, it helps to explore a new range of physical problems at the ultrafast timescale where the coherence between light and charge is still preserved. This talk will discuss processes that emerge at this time-domain boundary between classical and quantum behavior of electrons inside solid state materials and show how light-field driven charge motion can be exploited for an incredibly fast manipulation of the electronic and magnetic state of matter.


Martin Schultze is Physics Professor and Director of the Institute of Experimental Physics at the Technical University Graz, Austria. His research activity focuses on time resolved spectroscopy with (sub-) attosecond temporal resolution applied to the study of the electron dynamics in with the hope that ultrafast manipulation of electronic states can lead to a novel regime of coherent opto-electronics. Schultz received his Ph.D. degree from LMU Munich (2008) after graduating in Physics at ETH Zurich. Postdoc at the University of California in Berkely, USA and the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ) in Garching, Germany.