Infrared Nano-Optics of Quantum Materials

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Principal Investigator

D.N. Basov
Department of Physics
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, California
(858) 822-1211

Ph.D. 1991 Lebedev Physics Inst, Academy of Sciences of Russia; postdoctoral research associate McMaster University 1992-96; assistant physicist, Brookhaven National Laboratory 1996; assistant, associate professor, University of California, San Diego 1997-2001. Professor of Physics, University of California, San Diego 2001 – present. NSF Career Award 1998, Alfred P. Sloan Fellow 1997, Cottrell Fellow 1998. The Ludwig Genzel Prize 2004. Fellow, American Physical Society 2005. Humboldt Research Award 2009. Frank Isakson Prize for Optical Effects in Solids, American Physical Society 2012. Gordon and Betty Moore Investigator in Quantum Materials 2014.

Research interests:
Electronic and magnetic properties of novel materials

Recent Reviews:

D. N. Basov, M. M. Fogler, A. Lanzara, Feng Wang, Yuanbo Zhang, "Colloquium: Graphene spectroscopy ", Rev. Mod. Phys. 86, 959 (2014). LINK

D. N. Basov, R. D. Averitt, D. van der Marel, M. Dressel, K. Haule “Electrodynamics of correlated electron materials” Rev. Mod. Phys. 85(2), 471 (2011). PDF

D. N. Basov and Andrey V. Chubukov, "Manifesto for a higher Tc", Nature Phys. 7, 272 (2011). PDF

K.S. Burch, D.D. Awschalom, and D.N. Basov, "Optical properties of III-Mn-V ferromagnetic semiconductors", Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 320, 3207 (2008).PDF

W.J. Padilla, D.N. Basov, and D.R. Smith, “Negative refractive index materials”, Materials Today 9, 28 (2006). PDF

D.N. Basov and T. Timusk, “Electrodynamics of high-Tc superconductors”, Reviews of Modern Physics 77, 721 (2005). PDF

Selected Articles:

G. X. Ni, H. Wang, J. S. Wu, Z. Fei, M. D. Goldflam, F. Keilmann, B. Ozyilmaz, A. H. Castro Neto, X. M. Xie, M. M. Fogler, D. N. Basov ''Plasmons in graphene moire superlattices'' Nature Materials 14, 1217 (2015) LINK

K.W. Post, B. C. Chapler, M. K. Liu, J. S. Wu, H. T. Stinson, M. D. Goldflam, A. R. Richardella, J. S. Lee, A. A. Reijnders, K. S. Burch, M. M. Fogler, N. Samarth, and D. N. Basov ''Sum-Rule Constraints on the Surface State Conductance of Topological Insulators'' Physical Review Letters 115, 116804 (2015). LINK

S. Dai, Q. Ma, M.K. Liu, T. Andersen, Z. Fei, M.D. Goldflam, M. Wagner, K. Watanabe, T. Taniguchi, M. Thiemens, F. Keilmann, G. C. A. M. Janssen, S-E. Zhu, P. Jarillo-Herrero, M. M. Fogler & D. N. Basov, "Graphene on hexagonal boron nitride as a tunable hyperbolic metamaterial" Nature Nanotechnology (2015). LINK

S. Dai, Q. Ma, T. Andersen, A. S. Mcleod, Z. Fei, M. K. Liu, M. Wagner, K. Watanabe, T. Taniguchi, M. Thiemens, F. Keilmann, P. Jarillo-Herrero, M. M. Fogler & D. N. Basov, "Subdiffractional focusing and guiding of polaritonic rays in a natural hyperbolic material" Nature Communications 6, 6963 (2015). PDF

Xiaoyu Deng, Aaron Sternbach, Kristjan Haule, D. N. Basov, and Gabriel Kotliar “Shining Light on Transition-Metal Oxides: Unveiling the Hidden Fermi Liquid” Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 246404 (2014).PDF

Gerardo Dominguez, A.S. Mcleod, Zack Gainsforth, P. Kelly, Hans A. Bechtel, Fritz Keilmann, Andrew Westphal, Mark Thiemens & D.N. Basov “Nanoscale infrared spectroscopy as a non-destructive probe of extraterrestrial samples” Nature Communications 5:5445 | DOI: 10.1038/ncomms6445 |(2014).PDF

S. Zapf, C. Sting, K.W. Post, J. Maiwald, N. Bach, I. Pietsch, D. Neubauer, A. Löhle, C. Clauss, S. Jiang, H. S. Jeevan, D. N. Basov, P. Gegenwart, and M. Dressel “Persistent Detwinning of Iron-Pnictide EuFe2As2 Crystals by Small External Magnetic Fields” Physical Review Letters 113, 227001 (2014).LINK

S. Dai, Z. Fei, Q. Ma, A. S. Rodin, M. Wagner, A. S. McLeod, M. K. Liu, W. Gannett, W. Regan, K. Watanabe, T. Taniguchi, M. Thiemens, G. Dominguez, A. H. Castro Neto, A. Zettl, F. Keilmann, P. Jarillo-Herrero, M. M. Fogler, D.N.Basov “Tunable Phonon Polaritons in Atomically Thin van der Waals Crystals of Boron Nitride” Science 343, 1125 (2014).PDF

Martin Wagner, Zhe Fei, Alexander S. McLeod, Aleksandr S. Rodin, Wenzhong Bao, Eric G. Iwinski, Zeng Zhao, Michael Goldflam, Mengkun Liu, Gerardo Dominguez, Mark Thiemens, Michael M. Fogler, Antonio H. Castro Neto, Chun Ning Lau, Sergiu Amarie, Fritz Keilmann, and D. N. Basov “Ultrafast and Nanoscale Plasmonic Phenomena in Exfoliated Graphene Revealed by Infrared Pump–Probe Nanoscopy” Nanoletters 14, 894 (2014).LINK

Z. Fei, A. S. Rodin, W. Gannett, S. Dai, W. Regan, M. Wagner, M. K. Liu, A. S. McLeod, G. Dominguez, M. Thiemens, A. H. Castro-Neto, F. Keilmann, A. Zettl, R. Hillenbrand, M. M. Fogler, D. N. Basov “Electronic and plasmonic phenomena at graphene grain boundaries” Nature Nanotechnology 8, 821 (2013).LINK