Ultrashort pulse generation and nonlinear optics

Research areas

Optics and spectroscopies

The research activity concerns the development of new laser sources for the generation of ultrashort optical pulses (in the femtosecond regime) and their application to the study of dynamical processes in materials. This research exploits state-of-the-art technologies and methodologies in the field of lasers, with important implications in non-linear optics, optical communications and material diagnostics. The main research projects are:

  • Generation of few-optical-cycle laser pulses for extreme non-linear optics applications (generation of high-order harmonics);
  • Application of femtosecond pulses to the study of electronic state dynamics in low-dimensional materials, such as nanoparticles, polymers and in general carbon-based nano-structured materials;
  • Ultrashort laser sources tunable from the near-infrared to the visible-ultraviolet, for spectroscopic applications with high temporal resolution


People involved:

Borrego Varillas Rocìo

Camargo Franco

Cerullo Giulio Nicola

Cinquanta Eugenio

Della Valle Giuseppe

De Silvestri Sandro

Devetta Michele

Galzerano Gianluca

Laporta Paolo

Manzoni Cristian

Pogna Eva

Stagira Salvatore

Virgili Tersilla

Vozzi Caterina


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