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International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena
Okinawa Japan
July 7-11, 2014
ISBN: 1-55752-279-0
Strong THz Field Phenomena in Solids (10.Thu.A)

Ultrafast Insulator-Metal Transition in VO<sub>2</sub> Driven by Intense Multi-THz Pulses

Alexander Grupp, Bernhard Mayer, Christian Schmidt, Jannis Oelmann, Robert E. Marvel, Richard F. Haglund, Alfred Leitenstorfer, and Alexej Pashkin  »View Author Affiliations


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We demonstrate a non-thermal metallization of VO<sub>2</sub> induced by a non-resonant excitation at frequencies around 25 THz. An ultrafast switching time of 80 fs comprises only two cycles of the driving multi-THz field.

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(300.6495) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, teraherz
(260.7120) Physical optics : Ultrafast phenomena

A. Grupp, B. Mayer, C. Schmidt, J. Oelmann, R. E. Marvel, R. F. Haglund, A. Leitenstorfer, and A. Pashkin, "Ultrafast Insulator-Metal Transition in VO<sub>2</sub> Driven by Intense Multi-THz Pulses," in 19th International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2014), paper 10.Thu.A.5.

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