PhD Student, Georgia Institute of Technology
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We study various atomic systems subjected to intense laser pulses using purely classical models. The reasons for classical models are two-fold: first, they are able to accurately reproduce important phenomena, such as electron correlation in non-sequential double ionization, and second, they allow many systems to be investigated with numerical computation, which would be more challenging for quantal computations. In the past we have studied the Helium atom and its double ionization in a bichromatic linearly polarized laser field. We found the laser parameters suitable for maximum double ionization, highlighting the role of the phase lag between the two components of the field. Currently, we are studying the effect of different light polarizations on the Fullerene molecule. Namely, from a theoretical model of an ionized Fullerene molecule, we investigate the role of the ionized electron in subsequent ionizations and possible fragmentation of Fullerene under different light polarizations.
6/2011 - I was recently awarded the Chateaubriand Fellowship by the French Embassy. To learn more about the fellowship click here
2/2012 - I have officially begun a cotutelle with Aix-Marseille University in Luminy, France. This means I will also receive a PhD from Aix-Marseille upon completion of my thesis.
3/2012 - I have been accepted to the Lindau Conference
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"The annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings provide a globally recognised forum for the transfer of knowledge between generations of scientists. They inspire and motivate Nobel Laureates and international Best Talents."
last updated January 11 2011