Professor Mukamel's interests focus on theoretical studies of ultrafast dynamics and relaxation processes of large molecules, biological complexes and semiconductors. Optical spectroscopic techniques provide a sensitive probe for molecular motions with rapidly improving temporal, spectral, and spatial resolution. Professor Mukamel's group develops and applies many-body Green function techniques for calculating dynamical processes, and explores the ways they can be probed using linear and nonlinear optical techniques. Recent applications include the studies of nonlinear response of conjugated polymers, biological light harvesting complexes, proteins, and optical nonlinearities in semiconductors, cooperative spontaneous emission (superradiance) in molecular aggregates, long-range biological electron transfer, collective nonlinear response and fluorescence of molecular nanostructures, and effects of chaos in quantum and classical optical response.
The support of the following agencies for Professor Mukamel's research
is gratefully acknowledged:
National Science Foundation,
"Molecular Relaxation and Radiative Processes"
National Institutes of Health (RO1 Grant),
"Multidimensional Femtosecond Correlation Spectroscopic Probes in
Department of Energy,
"Nonlinear Ultrafast Spectroscopy of Electron and Energy Transfer in
Petroleum Research Fund (AC Grant),
"Stochastic Trajectories and Non-Poisson Kinetics in Single-Molecular
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