I am excited about using high-precision control of light to create and control extremely brief pulses of electrons! My main tools are ultrafast lasers and field emission tips. Much of my earlier graduate work concentrated on improving the exquisite control of light fields achieved by the optical clock and ultrafast laser communities.
With undergraduate research students at USF, we investigate the ultrafast field emission process. Students have designed, built, and characterized femtosecond fiber lasers; fabricated and characterized atomically sharp field emission tips; and built an ultra-high vacuum system. I love using my research laboratory as an environment for teaching students how to conduct state-of-the-art research.
- PhD, JILA, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2007