Cundiff, Steven

Professor Adjoint
(303) 492-7858
(303) 492-4841
Atomic, Molecular and Optical; Condensed Matter - Experimental

Research Interests:

Ultrafast optics is my primary research interest. In particular, I study the interaction of ultrashort pulses of light with semiconductors. In direct-gap semiconductors, such as gallium arsenide, the coherent optical response is determined by many-body interactions among electronic carriers excited by the incident pulses.


Selected Publications

  1. R.P. Smith, J.K. Wahlstrand, A.C. Funk,1 R.P. Mirin, S.T. Cundiff, J.T. Steiner, M. Schafer, M. Kira, and S.W. Koch, “Extraction of many-body configurations from nonlinear absorption in semiconductor quantum wells,” submitted to Phys. Rev. Lett. (2010). [url]
  2. I. Kuznetsova, N. Gögh, J. Förstner, T. Meier, S. T. Cundiff, I. Varga, and P. Thomas, “Excitonic line shapes in weakly disordered semiconductor nanostructures: A model study,” Phys. Rev. B 81, 075307 (2009). [url]
  3. D. Karaiskaj, A. D. Bristow, L. Yang, X. Dai, R. P. Mirin, S. Mukamel, and Steven T. Cundiff, “Many-body two-quantum coherences in semiconductor nanostructures,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 117401 (2009). [url]
  4. A.D. Bristow, D. Karaiskaj, X. Dai, T. Zhang, C Carlsson, K.R. Hagen, R. Jimenez and S.T. Cundiff, ``A Versatile Ultra-Stable Platform for Optical Multidimensional Fourier-Transform Spectroscopy,’’ Rev. Sci. Instr. 80, 073108 (2009). [url]
  5. K.W. Stone, K. Gundogdu, D.B. Turner, K.A. Nelson, X. Li, and S.T. Cundiff, “Two-quantum 2D Optical 2D FT Spectroscopy of Biexcitons in GaAs Quantum Wells,” Science 324, 1169-1173 (2009). [url]
  6. A.D. Bristow, D. Karaiskaj, X. Dai, R.P. Mirin and S.T. Cundiff, “Polarization dependence of semiconductor exciton and biexciton contributions to phase-resolved optical two-dimensional Fourier-transform spectra,” Phys. Rev. B 79, 161305(R) (2009). [url]
  7. A. D. Bristow, D. Karaiskaj, X. Dai and S. T. Cundiff, "All-optical retrieval of global phase for two-dimensional Fourier-transform spectroscopy," Opt. Express 16, 18017 (2008). [url]
  8. X. Li, T. Zhang, S. Mukamel, R.P. Mirin and S.T. Cundiff, “Investigation of Electronic Coupling in Semiconductor Double Quantum Wells using Optical Two-dimensional Fourier Transform Spectroscopy,” Sol. State Commun. 149, 361-366 (2009)
  9. A. D. Bristow, T. H. Zhang and S. T. Cundiff, "Coherent optical processes of semiconductors studied via two-dimensional Fourier transform spectroscopy,"Proceedings of SPIE, Ultrafast Phenomena in Semiconductors, J.-J. Song, K.-T. Tsen, M. Betz, A. Y. Elezzabi, Eds, 6892, 68921Q (2008) (invited). [url]