TEAM

DANIELE FAUSTI

HEAD OF THE LAB

My scientific background is in the fields of condensed matter physics, ultrafast laser spectroscopy, and quantum optics. My past activities, mainly experimental, range from non-linear photoemission processes from metal surfaces, static studies of transition metal oxides and correlated electron systems, time-resolved spectroscopic techniques and ultrafast laser technology. I have a good familiarity with both table top spectroscopic techniques and synchrotron (or Free Electron Laser) based experiments. More recently I focused on quantum state reconstruction techniques for ultrashort light pulses. The major scientific achievements of my career up to now have been the development of a unique spectroscopic tool capable of measuring the time evolution of the spontaneous Raman response following laser excitation, the optical control of superconductivity in the cuprates, and the discovery of an ultrafast dressing of subgap excitation in in insulating transition metal oxides.

STEFANO MARCANTONI

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Degree in Theoretical Physics (University of Trieste) with a thesis on possible dissipative effects in the decay of neutral B mesons.
PhD in Theoretical Physics (2018) at the University of Trieste studying the nonequilibrium thermodynamics of quantum systems, mainly using techniques from the theory of open quantum systems and considering both Markovian and Non-Markovian dissipative dynamics.
My actual research deals with the theoretical investigation of light-matter interaction and the study of non-equilibrium behavior in crystalline solids. In particular, I’m involved in devising simple (fully-quantum) models to describe the pump-probe experiments performed by other members of the group, so as to catch the relevant physics

 

Francesca Giusti

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I earned my Bachelor degree in Physics in 2012 and my Master degree in Condensed Matter Physics in 2015. During my PhD I worked on two main topics: high temperature superconductivity, and in particular on the observation of superconducting features above the critical temperature, and the interpretation of photon number fluctuation measurements in time resolved spectroscopy. In 2019 I defended my PhD thesis with title Intensity and Fluctuation dynamics in pump probe experiments in complex materials.
My actual research is focused on out-of-equilibrium experiments on strongly correlated systems, especially cuprates, both with “standard” pump-probe spectroscopy and time resolved single pulse statistics.

ALEXANDRE Marciniak

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I performed my PhD thesis at the Institut Lumière Matière under the supervision of Dr. Franck Lépine and Dr. Christian Bordas. It consisted in studying the multielectronic effects and non-adiabatic mechanisms in highly excited large molecules in gas phase and I could obtain an expertise in time-resolved ultrafast spectroscopy, out-of-equilibrium molecular physics, femtosecond amplified laser and attosecond science. To expand my general knowledge about ultrafast dynamics in the many-bodies quantum systems and bridge molecular physics with condensed matter, I joined the group of Prof. Daniele Fausti.). 

Giorgia Sparapassi

PHD STUDENT

Degree in Physics (2013) and in Condensed Matter Physics (2016) from Sapienza University of Rome. I am currently enrolled in a PhD at the University of Trieste. My current research concerns the development and characterization of a spectroscopic technique employing randomized ultrashort pulses to retrieve informations on the photoexcitation of a sample and its non-equilibrium dynamics, by studying the coupling among the spectral components within the pulse bandwidth introduced by the interaction.

Filippo Glerean

PHD STUDENT

Bachelor’s degree in Physics (2015) and Master degree in Condensed Matter Physics (2017) at the University of Trieste. Currently, PhD student at the University of Trieste with supervisor Daniele Fausti.
My present research activity investigates the ultrafast dynamics of electronic and phononic degrees of freedom in complex materials, in particular transition metal oxides, performing pump-probe spectroscopy experiments. Focus is set on the analysis of quantum statistical observables in the optical probe, using multimode shaped homodyne detection.

ANGELA MONTANARO

PhD STUDENT

I obtained a Bachelor degree in Physics (University of Trieste, 2016) and a Master degree in Condensed Matter Physics (University of Trieste, 2018). I am currently involved in a PhD program at the University of Trieste in collaboration with Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A. working in the field of ultrafast optical spectroscopy. My research interests focus on studying and controlling quantum properties of complex materials exploiting light-matter interaction. In particular, I have designed a novel pump-probe setup combining visible and mid-infrared sources to selectively excite electronic and phononic degrees of freedom and thus address their coupling in complex systems.

Giacomo Jarc

PHD STUDENT

Master student in Condensed Matter Physics (expected graduation session: September 2019). Thesis title: “Multimode homodyne detection applied to time-resolved Raman spectroscopy”. Future PHd student in Physics (2019- ) under the supervision of Prof. Daniele Fausti. My research interests involve the experimental investigation of coherent quantum dynamics in solid state systems, combining non equilibrium spectroscopies in low noise regime and pulse shaping techniques.