Arthur L. Smirl
Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1975
Optical properties of semiconductors; ultrafast photonics; nonlinear optics; laser physics.
- Optical techniques used to study scattering and to control carrier transport with femtosecond temporal resolution and nanometer spatial resolution
- Research has potential applications in electronics, optoelectronics, terahertz wave generation, data storage, optical switching and quantum computation
- Five laboratories (5,000 sq. ft.) including femtosecond lasers
- Students gain experience in quantum mechanics, solid-state physics and optics