Band-Structure Metamorphosis in Solids

Julia Anthea Gessner*, Shunsuke Yamada, Florian Siegrist, Marcus Ossiander, Keyhan Golyari, Daniel Hahner, Volodymyr Pervak, Sangeeta Sharma, Kazuhiro Yabana, Martin Schultze, Ferenc Krausz

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Our real-time study of nonlinearities in solids demonstrates that ultrafast light fields can transform nickel from a conducting to a semiconducting material, while silicon can be turned from an indirect to a direct band-gap absorber.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigh Intensity Lasers and High Field Phenomena, HILAS 2022
PublisherOptica Publishing Group (formerly OSA)
ISBN (Electronic)9781557528209
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event2022 High Intensity Lasers and High Field Phenomena: HILAS 2022 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 21 Mar 202225 Mar 2022

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers


Conference2022 High Intensity Lasers and High Field Phenomena
Abbreviated titleHILAS 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials


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