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The Cundiff group investigates the interactions of ultrashort pulses of light with matter, including semiconductors and atomic vapors. The group also does research on the generation and manipulation of ultrashort optical pulses.

Our research is funded by the NSF, the DARPA DODOS and SCOUT programs, the DOE, and IARPA .

Artist's conception of a comb-based two-dimensional coherent spectroscopy experiment
This image shows three 2D coherent spectra of a quantum dot ensemble for different prepulse powers. The lines show the excited state populations as a function of prepulse power.
Observation of Quantum Droplets of Electrons and Holes, "Dropletons"
Watching the colors of quantum dots change in femtoseconds

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