Ultrafast control of electrons in materials with the electric field of light

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Electronics technologies rely on the control of electric current in solid-state devices. The faster currents can be turned on and off, and the lower the energy dissipated in the process, the higher the performance and efficiency of the system. Here, we review the feasibility of generating and controlling electric current in semiconductors and insulators with few-cycle optical waveforms, within a single cycle of light, and on a timescale of 1 femtosecond.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication30th Annual Conference of the IEEE Photonics Society, IPC 2017
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)9781509065783
Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2017
EventIEEE Photonics Conference 2017 - Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, United States of America
Duration: 1 Oct 20175 Oct 2017
Conference number: 30th
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/8106942/proceeding (Proceedings)


ConferenceIEEE Photonics Conference 2017
Abbreviated titleIPC 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
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