"Enhancing superconductivity through optical modulation"

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 4:10pm
329 Pupin Hall

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.