Dmitry A. Fishman

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Adjunct Professor, Chemistry
School of Physical Sciences
Ph.D., University of Groningen, 2008, Physics
M.S., Kazan State University, 2003, Physics
Phone: (949) 824-8016
Fax: (949) 824-8016
University of California, Irvine
324 Rowland Hall
Mail Code: 2025
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
condensed matter physics/chemistry, nonlinear optics, light-matter interaction
Research Abstract
Our research interests are at the intersection of photonics, physical chemistry and condensed matter physics and chemistry. We aim at exploring and utilizing photonics to gain deliberate control of the physical properties of materials and to understand their dynamics, explore driven states of matter, and enable new functionalities. This knowledge is instrumental in the search for possible routes to manipulate and enhance light-matter interactions, emission of light and detection using novel sensing and spectroscopic approaches, energy harvesting and conversion. Our studies have led to several new spectroscopic modalities and chemical imaging approaches, including the discovery of a novel way of detection of low energy photons in the IR spectral region, enabling several novel imaging modalities with label-free chemical contrast. Along the quest to understand and improve light-matter-interaction, we explore novel concepts and enhancement mechanisms. These led to the first experimental demonstration of large momentum gain by the photon, comparable to that of electrons in solid state materials. This novel property radically transforms the nature of interactions between light and matter, as it opens new pathways for directly fulfilling both the energy and momentum conservation laws during the interaction. The effect has dramatic consequences and among many, for example, many-fold enhancement of light absorption and emission in semiconductors.
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Other Experience
Research scientist
College of Optics, University of Central Florida 2009—2012
Visiting researcher
Grenoble High Magnetic Field Laboratory, CNRS, France 2006—2009
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