Davide Faccialà obtained the Ph.D. in Physics at Politecnico di Milano in 2017 with a thesis on attosecond spectroscopy of multi-electron dynamics in atoms with high-order harmonic generation (HHG) driven by tailored multi-color fields. From 2017 to 2021 he is a post-doctorate researcher at the Institute for Photonics and Nanotechnologies of the National Research Council (CNR-IFN), based in Milano (Italy). In 2019 he was visiting scientist at the Ultrafast X-ray Science Laboratory at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkley, California, US). In 2021, he obtained a permanent researcher position at CNR-IFN in Milano. Here he leads research activities based on HHG spectroscopy of molecules and solids in the Ultrafast Dynamics in Matter (UdynI) group.

His research focuses on developing and applying ultrafast spectroscopy techniques for probing the electronic structure and dynamics of atoms and molecules with Ångstrom precision and attosecond temporal resolution. In particular, he focuses his research on high-order harmonic generation spectroscopy driven by few-cycle mid-IR and near-IR ultra-broadband optical parametric amplified sources and photoelectron spectroscopy with Free-Electron Laser (FEL) sources.

Recently, his research interests moved to HHG spectroscopy and non-linear strong field phenomena in condensed matter physics, with the aim of identifying and distinguishing the different microscopic mechanisms underlying attosecond electron dynamics in a solid. Studying these processes in solid samples opens avenues toward the realization of Petahertz solid-state optoelectronic devices.

Research Activity

Attosecond Science
Ultrafast Spectroscopy
Ultrashort pulse generation and nonlinear optics
Materials fabrication and characterization

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