Time-resolved multi-mass ion imaging: femtosecond UV-VUV pump-probe spectroscopy with the PImMS camera

April 2017 – The Inner Lives of Molecules (AIP Press Release)

March 2017 – new article in JCP

Feb. 2017 – new article on the arXiv.

Monitoring Non-adiabatic Dynamics in CS2 with Time- and Energy-Resolved Photoelectron Spectra of Wavepackets

Feb. 2017 – New article in Chem. Phys. Lett.

Bootstrapping to the Molecular Frame with Time-domain Photoionization Interferometry

Jan 2017 – New manuscript on the arxiv

ePSproc: Post-processing suite for ePolyScat electron-molecule scattering calculations

Nov 2016 – New on the arXiv

Reducing noise in a Raman quantum memory

Oct. 2016 – new article in Optics Letters

Phonon-Mediated Nonclassical Interference in Diamond

Aug. 2016 – New article in PRL

On the cover: Time delay in molecular photoionization

Aug. 2016 – J. Phys. B. cover article

Time delay in molecular photoionization

May 2016 – J. Phys. B.

Dec. 2015 – New paper on the arXiv.

Coherent quantum metrology – JPB Highlights of 2015

March 2016 – JPB Highlights of 2015.

Nov. 2015 – JPB cover article.

Maximum-information photoelectron metrology

July 2015 – New papers in Phys. Rev. A

Ultrafast Quantum Optics

Ultrafast, broadband, quantum optics, control & dynamics group

femtolab

Femtosecond laser sciences

ultrafast quantum dynamics

Quantum phenomena & emergent properties of complex atomic and molecular systems

ultrafast non-linear optics

Femtosecond non-linear optics & quantum optics

ultrafast imaging

Femtosecond charged particle imaging

Ultrafast quantum optics group

At the intersection of quantum optics, ultrafast non-linear optics and quantum dynamics, we investigate fundamental quantum phenomena in light-matter systems and their application to emerging quantum technologies, molecular sensing and control.

research

VIRP chamber spectrometer v2.0 time-lapse build footage

VIRP chamber spectrometer v2.0 time-lapse build footage

See VIRP chamber spectrometer v2.0 for details.

Quantum optics & devices

Quantum optics & devices

Quantum devices for emerging technologies, including quantum memories for local processing and random number generators for quantum cryptography.

 


 

MontyMemory

Molecular memory for light:

THz-bandwidth pulses stored in molecular hydrogen for over 10,000 times their duration. Read more in our paper in PRL (Bustard et.al. PRL 111,083901).

 


 

A Diamond Quantum Memory

DuncanMemory

Broadband single photons stored in a room-temperature bulk diamond. Photons created by Spontaneous Parametric Downconversion and stored in the optical phonon modes. See our latest work in PRL (England et. al., PRL 114, 053602, 2015) 

 


Quantum Random Number Generation

QRNGSpontaneously Initiated Stimulated Raman Scattering (SISRS) employed to amplify quantum vacuum noise. Random numbers extracted from phase and energy fluctuations. Device integrated into a waveguide architecture for 145 Mb/s operation

Ultrafast quantum light & matter

Ultrafast quantum light & matter

Quantum dynamics in atomic and molecular systems

Emergent properties of complex light-matter systems

Coherence and entanglement in non-classical light-matter systems

Control and metrology of quantum systems

See our latest work in:

PRL (Hockett et. al., PRL 112, 223001, 2014)

PRA (July 2015).

Sources

Sources

Single-photon sources for quantum optics

Generation of short-pulse vacuum-UV light

Ultrafast frequency-tunable sources

 

Non-linear spectroscopies

Non-linear spectroscopies

High-order light-matter interactions for molecular sensing, near and far.

Non-linear optics

Non-linear optics

Non-linear optics for frequency conversion & ultrafast spectroscopy

Projects

Want to work with us…? Please let us know if you’re interested in any of the projects listed here, or have project suggestions of your own that might be suitable for the femtolabs – we’re always open to scientific discussion, new ideas and new collaborations. The projects listed here are currently ongoing @femtolabs, or are open/suggested projects based on our expertise, capabilities and current research directions. Projects are generally targeted at a 4-6 month timescale, and can be tailored towards students or post-docs. Full project page.

Photo

Snapshots of work-in-progress, via our Instagram feed.

Lab

Femtolab is built around a range of ultrafast laser systems and experimental stations, with equipment & expertise for high-precision ultrafast experiments from the VUV to the IR

High-Energy

High-Energy

Regenerative amplifiers at kHz rates for high-energy femtosecond pulses

Non-Classical

Non-Classical

Single-photon sources for quantum optics

High-Repetition Rate

High-Repetition Rate

Ultrafast oscillators for MHz rate femtosecond pulses

Tunable

Tunable

Optical parametric oscillators (OPOs) & amplifiers (OPAs) for wavelength tunable femtosecond pulses from UV to IR, bespoke non-linear sources for UV and VUV

Charged Particle Imaging

Charged Particle Imaging

Vacuum-chambers for time-resolved ion & electron imaging and spectroscopy

Non-Linear Microscopy

Non-Linear Microscopy

Ultrafast non-linear micrscopy

People

In-house expertise, visitors & students

Rune Lausten

Rune Lausten

NRC staff scientist & group leader

Ben Sussman

Ben Sussman

NRC staff scientist & programme director

Philip Bustard

Philip Bustard

NRC staff scientist

Duncan England

Duncan England

NRC research associate

Research interests: THz-bandwidth quantum memories and high-speed quantum random number generation.

PhD: University of Oxford, UK – Ian Walmsley’s Ultrafst Optics Group

MSci: University of Durham, UK – Atomic and Molecular Physics Group

Google scholar page

Paul Hockett

Paul Hockett

NRC staff scientist

Research interests: ultrafast quantum light & matter, including light-matter coupling, quantum dynamics and metrology, ultrafast spectroscopy & molecular detection.

Orcid // Google Scholar // ResearchGate // Figshare // arXiv

Videos:

Ultrafast atomic and molecular physics with cutting-edge light sources: New opportunities and challenges

General phenomenology of ionization from aligned molecular ensembles

Collaborators

We regularly collaborate with colleagues within NRC and elsewhere

Ultrafast quantum optics and optical metrology

Ultrafast quantum optics and optical metrology

Quantum optics

Ian Walmsley (experiment), Josh Nunn (theory)

University of Oxford

Group website

IQC Quantum Optics and Quantum Information Group

IQC Quantum Optics and Quantum Information Group

Quantum optics

Kevin Resch

Department of Physics & Astronomy and the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), University of Waterloo

Group website

Slepkov biophotonics lab

Slepkov biophotonics lab

Biophotonics & non-linear microscopy

Aaron Slepkov

Trent University

Group website

Femtosekundenspektroskopie und ultraschnelle Laserkontrolle

Femtosekundenspektroskopie und ultraschnelle Laserkontrolle

Ultrafast spectroscopy & quantum control

Thomas Baumert & Matthias Wollenhaupt

University of Kassel

Group website

Quantum Technologies

Quantum Technologies

Quantum information & quantum optics

Ben Sussman

NRC & University of Ottawa

Group website

NRC Theory & Computation

NRC Theory & Computation

Quantum theory & simulation

 

NRC attosecond science

NRC attosecond science

Attosecond science

David Villeneuve & Paul Corkum

NRC & University of Ottawa

Group webpage

JASlab

JASlab

Attosecond science

David Villeneuve & Paul Corkum

NRC-uOttawa Joint Attosecond Science Laboratory

JASlab webpage

Molecular Photonics Group

Molecular Photonics Group

Ultrafast chemical dynamics

Albert Stolow

NRC, Queen’s University & University of Ottawa

Group webpage

Contact

We are located at NRC’s 100 Sussex Drive facility in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

We are always open for new students, collaborators and partners, please get in touch.

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