Basov Group Research

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. Current research directions include:

Versatility of infrared and optical methods can be appreciated from a quick inspection of characteristic energy scales in solids which all fall in the frequency range that can be covered using a series of instruments available in our group. Development of novel spectroscopic instrumentation is an integral part of our research effort.

1. D.N. Basov, M.Fogler, A.Lanzara, F. Wang and Y. Zhang, “Spectroscopy of Graphene” Reviews of Modern Physics (2014)

2. D. N. Basov, Richard D. Averitt, Dirk van der Marel, Martin Dressel, and Kristjan Haule “Electrodynamics of correlated electron materials” Reviews of Modern Physics 83, 471 (2011)

3. D. N. Basov and A.V. Chubukov, “Manifesto for higher Tc”, Nature-Physics 7, 272 (2011)