The Pelton lab uses optical techniques to experimentally probe the dynamical processes that occur when light interacts with materials on the nanometer scale. Our research contributes to a fundamental understanding of the unique physical phenomena that occur on the nanoscale, with the overarching goals of (1) providing insight into how macroscopic phenomena arise from interactions among individual atoms and molecules, and (2) enabling future technologies in classical and quantum information processing, solar energy conversion, and sensing.

The research is enabled by a team of scientists and students who work collaboratively to achieve research goals. The group operates on the principles of transparency, equity, and scientific integrity. If you are a graduate or undergraduate student interested in working on a research project in the group, please contact Dr. Pelton.