Vanderbilt University’s Center for Molecular and Atomic Studies at Surfaces (CMASS) has attractive and vigorous research programs in linear and nonlinear optics as well as in time-resolved (pump-probe) ultrafast spectroscopies. Experimental facilities include an array of ultrafast lasers located in three labs. Specifically, we have research projects in the fields of
- Coherent Acoustic Phonon Spectroscopy
- Ultrafast Pump-Probe Reflection/Transmission Spectroscopy
- Second Harmonic Generation
We apply these techniques to various types of semiconductors with nanostructures such as multilayers, nanocrystals and two dimensional materials.