Ultrafast Spectroscopy laboratory

The ultrafast spectroscopy laboratory of AMOLF comprises several advanced femtosecond nonlinear spectroscopic techniques that employ highly intense femtosecond pulses at frequencies ranging from the far-infrared (THz) to the extreme ultraviolet (XUV). These light pulses are generated with eight amplified Ti:sapphire laser systems in combination with nonlinear frequency conversion techniques like optical rectification (50 µm – 1 mm), optical parametric amplification/sum-frequency generation (10 µm – 200 nm), white-light generation (1100 nm-300 nm), and high-harmonic generation (200 nm – 10 nm).
We also use pulse shaping and carrier-phase locking techniques. The pulses are used in the following spectroscopic techniques: transient terahertz dielectric spectroscopy, time-resolved terahertz dielectric spectroscopy, polarization-resolved femtosecond vibrational spectroscopy, two-dimensional time-resolved vibrational spectroscopy, vibrational surface sum-frequency generation, two-dimensional time-resolved surface sum-frequency generation, and coherent anti-stokes raman scattering.

External users contact: Prof.dr. Huib Bakker