Optics of Quantum Materials

JoeandJamieThe goal of the Orenstein group is to deepen our understanding of new materials by studying how they interact with light, focusing on systems whose properties don’t fit within Fermi liquid theory. In pursuit of this goal, we have developed and applied advanced optical methods. Using these techniques, we are uncovering new phenomena in high-Tc superconductors, multiferroics, and correlated electron systems with strong-spin orbit interaction.

Latest News

•  Dr. Veronika Sunko, selected as Berkeley Miller Postdoctoral Fellow, to join the group in September, 2020.
•  Former graduate student Prof. Nuh Gedik of MIT wins 2020 Genzel Prize for Optical Physics.
•  Former postdoc Prof. Liang Wu of UPenn wins 2019 William McMillan Award, for outstanding contributions in condensed matter physics.

•  Joe Orenstein selected by the Moore Foundation as an Experimental Investigator in Quantum Materials, in support of leading-edge research to develop new experimental approaches to studying quantum materials with terahertz spectroscopy