<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd"> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en"><head><title>WPI - THz Physics Lab</title> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1" /> <meta http-equiv="Content-Language" content="en-us" /> <meta name="robots" content="all" /> <meta http-equiv="imagetoolbar" content="false" /> <meta name="description" content="WPI - THz Physics Lab - A WPI education has never been more relevant than it is today, because the demand for innovative thinkers who can solve problems on a global scale has never been greater." /> <meta name="keywords" content="Ultrafast, Phenomena, Terahertz, Laboratory, THz, Physics, Lab, WPI,Worcester Polytechnic Institute,research,faculty,alumni,giving,projects,academics,admissions,course information,majors,minors,global perspective program,summer programs,corporate,professional,distance,learning" /> <link rel="SHORTCUT ICON" type="image/x-icon" href="/ui/bb-icon2.ico" /> <style type="text/css" media="screen">@import "basic.css";</style> <style type="text/css" media="screen">@import "tabs.css";</style> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript"> //--------------- LOCALIZEABLE GLOBALS --------------- var d=new Date(); var monthname=new Array("January","February","March","April","May","June","July","August","September","October","November","December"); //Ensure correct for language. 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We are also interested in applying broadband THz pulses and ultrafast optical techniques to study a variety of other systems and phenomena, from intermolecular dynamics in liquid state and their role in chemical reactions, to properties of cells and cellular biomolecules. </p> <p>We are looking for Ph.D. students to join Ultrafast Terahertz Physics Lab starting in the Fall of 2015 or Spring 2016. Contact Prof. Titova for more information. To learn more about<a href="http://www.wpi.edu/academics/physics/gradprograms.html"> Physics Ph.D. program</a> and <a href="http://www.wpi.edu/academics/physics/phd-program.html">the application process</a>, visit Physics Department website.</p> <p>We also have openings for motivated undegraduate students. Whether you are a senior looking for an MQP project, or a 1st-year, 2nd-year, or 3rd-year student interested in gaining research experience, e-mail Prof. Titova with a brief description of your research interests, and we will schedule a time for you to visit our lab and discuss possible projects. <a href="outreach.html">We are also recruiting IQP students interested in developing hands-on materials on light and optics for Girls, Inc. summer programs.</a></p> <p><strong>Summer 2015: what's new in the lab?</strong></p> <p align="justify">Intense THz pulse generation in lithium niobate crystal </p> <table align="center" border="0" height="" width="1000"> <tbody> <tr align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"> <td align="center" height="20" width="29%"><img style="width: 600px; height: 203px;" src="http://users.wpi.edu/~ltitova/lab%20pictures/LiNBO3%20Summer%202015.jpg" alt="" /></td> <td align="center" width="31%">&nbsp;</td> <td align="center" width="18%">&nbsp;</td> <td align="center" width="22%">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" height="25" width="29%">&nbsp;</td> <td align="left" width="31%">&nbsp;</td> <td width="18%"> <div align="center"></div> </td> <td width="22%"> <div align="center">&nbsp;</div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p align="justify">Optical pump - THz probe spectroscopy setup is completed. 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