Clarendon Laboratory, University of Oxford

The Clarendon Laboratory, University of Oxford is a world-renowned research and teaching institution, hosting the Atomics and Laser Physics and Condensed Matter Physics subdepartments of the Oxford Physics Department. The Clarendon Laboratory has several areas of excellence, including leading research groups in ultrafast science and strongly correlated electron physics. Proximity to the Diamond Synchrotron Light Source, the ISIS spallation Neutron Source and the Rutherford-Laboratory Central Laser Facility greatly leverages the scientific reach. The group of Prof. A. Cavalleri currently resides for 25% of a full-time academic in Oxford, alongside activities at the Max Planck Department for Structural Dynamics. The Oxford laboratory is equipped with two fs lasers and various high-intensity THz setups, as well as with expertise in virtually every femtosecond X-ray technique, from ultrafast hard and soft X-ray scattering, to ultrafast X-ray absorption and photo-emission, at synchrotrons and Free Electron Lasers.

Role in the Network

The Oxford group will concentrate on the use of in-house, nonlinear THz techniques to control lattice dynamics in complex magnetic materials, and will combine these experiments with ultrafast optical and X-ray probing techniques, in which the group is among the world leaders. The Oxford Group will coordinate closely with the other experimental groups, complementing expertise.

Members Involved in Femtospin

Prof. Dr. Andrea Cavalleri

Publications Relevant to the Project

A. Cavalleri et al. Nature 442, 644 (2006) (read more).
D. Polli et al. Nature Materials 6, 643 (2007) (read more).
M. Rini et al. Nature 449, 72 (2007) (read more).
R.I. Tobey et al. Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 197404 (2008) (read more).
D. Fausti et al. Science 331, 6014 (2011) (read more).