Graduate Research Opportunities
Projects involve the development and application of novel spectroscopic techniques by combining ultrafast spectroscopy with near-field microscopy providing simultaneous femtosecond temporal and nanometer spatial resolution. The underlying concept is based on the optical antenna properties of metallic nanostructures to detect and concentrate light to highly confined regions. Here, scanning probe microscopy techniques (STM/AFM) and ultrashort laser sources are combined to probe surfaces and nanostructures with unprecedented resolution and sensitivity.
The goal of this research is to understand the fundamental processes related to the nanoscopic scattering length of electrons, the coherence length of phonons, or other correlation parameter that determine the properties of nanoconfined systems. We investigate a broad range of materials system ranging from plasmonic nanoparticles, and molecular nanostructures, to biopolymer interfaces and correlated electron systems.
If you are a graduate students in Chemistry, Physics, Electrical Engineering with interest in optics and nanoscience please contact: markus.raschke(at)colorado.edu
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Projects are available on a regular basis. They cover a wide variety of topics such as building an atomic-force microscope, setting up a data acquisition system, optical near-field theory or experimenting with different optical signal detection and amplification methods.
If you have a strong interest and background in physical sciences contact: markus.raschke(at)colorado.edu