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Postdoc Positions at PULSE

Attosecond Physics in Solids

The strong-field and nonlinear x-ray optics group at the Stanford PULSE Institute has immediate openings for postdoctoral researchers in the area of Attosecond Physics in Solids. Our recent observation of high-order harmonic generation (HHG) in bulk crystals [Ghimire S. et. al. Nature Physics 7, 138-141 (2011)] has opened up possibilities for studying strongly driven attosecond electron dynamics in solids. The solid-state HHG could support attosecond pulses and therefore it could be the basis for next generation compact attosecond light source. Some of our research highlights can be found here.

The PULSE Institute is a Stanford Independent Laboratory that provides world leadership in Ultrafast Science, including Attosecond Science and Strong-field Physics. It is home to several laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art high-intensity mid-infrared laser systems and is in close proximity to the Linac Coherent Light Source, the world’s first x-ray free-electron laser. The researchers take advantage of these unique resources and a very collaborative research environment. Our candidates are expected to have a PhD degree in physics, chemistry, ultrafast laser science or related field with experience in one or more of the following areas: experimental AMO or condensed matter physics, high harmonic generation, and attosecond pulse metrology.

These positions carry competitive salary and benefits initially for one-year term, may be renewable up to three years depending upon future funding situations and performance of the candidates. Interested candidates should forward a CV with name and contact information of two references to We will start reviewing applications and continue that until the positions are filled.

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