I am researching time-resolved terahertz (THz) spectroscopy. I generate the THz by illuminating a low-temperature grown gallium arsenide (LT-GaAs) semiconductor with 780 nm light. The system will be used to study the behavior and characteristics of materials in both optically excited and unexcited states. A comparison of these two states can be used to see how properties in the material have changed.
I have really enjoyed my time working with Professor Gagnon in his research lab on my project. It's a great way to experience physics that you would never see in a classroom.