Speaker: Andrea Cavalleri, Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Hamburg, Germany
When: Thursday, April 6, 2017
Location & Time: 329 Pupin Hall, 4:10 PM
Title: "Enhancing superconductivity through optical modulation"
In this talk, I will discuss how coherent electromagnetic radiation at TeraHerz frequencies can be used to coherently modulate the properties of a solid, and to enhance its coherence.
I will specifically focus on Hight Tc cuprates and on molecular compounds like K3C60, and will discuss how optical excitation of specific vibrational modes appears to induce superconducting-like properties at temperatures far in excess of equilibrium Tc.