Laboratory for Ultrafast Metrology and Attoscience in Solids (LUMAS)

Our research aims to use ultrafast laser techniques – on femtosecond to attosecond timescales – to probe and control electron dynamics in condensed matter systems. We use ultrafast lasers to generate coherent few-cycle light sources, which will eventually span the THz (~meV) to EHz (~keV) regions of the electromagnetic spectrum, and apply them using time-resolved optical and photoelectron spectroscopies. Our goals are to probe the dynamic electronic structure of materials driven strongly out of equilibrium by an intense laser field, and to investigate the physics of electron correlation in novel materials on extreme time scales.

Our work is supported by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Department of Energy Office of Science, the National Science Foundation, and the Oak Ridge Associated Universities.