Welcome to the Basov Group at Columbia
Our research area is experimental condensed matter physics. In our program, we employ optical methods to investigate new physics of quantum materials. Recent instrumental advances in infrared nano-optics, some of which have been pioneered in our group, enable unprecedented access to the optical effects at the nano-scale deep below the diffraction limit of light. We exploit these instrumental innovations to explore new physical phenomena that are of technological relevance.
Dmitri Basov is a Professor of Physics in the Department of Physics at Columbia University. His research focuses on electronic phenomena in quantum materials that he investigates using a variety of nano-optical techniques developed in his laboratory.
Department of Physics
1110 Northwest Corner
New York, NY 10027
office (212) 853 1320
Our work on Fizeau drag in graphene plasmons is published on Nature with a News and Views article. See Columbia News story. Plasmon polaritons can be dragged by current flow to break the time-reversal symmetry, a finding that could lead to more efficient ways of manipulating light at the nanoscale.
D.N. Basov named the Moore Foundation Investigator in Quantum Materials 2020-25
D.N. Basov elected to the National Academy of Sciences