Ultrafast Photonics Group
University of Ottawa

       Research in the ultrafast photonics group is in the realm of nonlinear interaction of ultrashort optical pulses with matter and encompasses both fundamental and applied research. In science, the emphasis is on tracking and imaging ultrafast processes at atomic and molecular level, specifically studying electron correlations and multi-electron dynamics in complex systems, and generation of attosecond optical pulses and their use in molecular imaging. In solids, our research is focused on the fundamental aspects of nonlinear interaction of light inside the bulk that leads towards nanoscale manipulation of matter. In applied research, the emphasis is on laser processing of dielectric materials for optical wiring, fabrication and integration of nanostructures, microfluidic devices and 3D photonic devices in bulk and in-fiber.
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