For many years, the low flux and the relatively low photon energies of attosecond light sources (high harmonics) limits the scope of applications to a small fraction of what would be feasible and of interest for advancing a wide range of fields in science and technology. We are following two routs towards improving the high harmonics intensity. The first is to use a power 20 terawatt laser in a loose focusing geometry to generate the harmonics. The second rout is to use Fano resonances to enhance the harmonic yield. On top of yield improvement, this mechanism contains an interesting many-body physics which we also studying. Other running projects are the generation of Tsunami like plasma waves through the process of autoresonance and the development of new type of femtosecond lasers in the infrared spectra range.
Studying fundamental quantum physics and quantum information science
Using them as building blocks for quantum computing and quantum simulation of many-body systems
Devising novel, sensitive nanoscale sensors