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Jared Strait

Jared Strait is a scientist in the Microsystems and Nanotechnology Division. He received a B.A. in Physics from Williams College and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University. For his doctoral research, he used terahertz spectroscopy to study the ultrafast electron dynamics and conductive properties of low-dimensional materials and plasmonic microstructures. Jared is working with Amit Agrawal and Henri Lezec to develop ultrafast spectroscopic techniques for the investigation of novel materials and plasmonic devices and to probe the nature of momentum transfer in light-metal interactions.

Selected Publications

  • High intrinsic mobility and ultrafast carrier dynamics in multilayer metal-dichalcogenide MoS2, J. H. Strait, P. Nene, and F. Rana, Physical Review B 90, 245402 (2014).
  • Confined plasmons in graphene microstructures: Experiments and theory, J. H. Strait, P. Nene, W. Chan, C. Manolatou, S. Tiwari, F. Rana, J. W. Kevek, and P. L. McEuen, Physical Review B 87, 241410 (2013).
  • Very slow cooling dynamics of photoexcited carriers in graphene observed by optical-pump terahertz-probe spectroscopy, J. H. Strait, H. Wang, S. Shivaraman, V. Shields, M. Spencer, and F. Rana, Nano Letters 9, 2967 (2011).


Revisiting the Photon-Drag Effect in Metal Films

Jared H. Strait, Glenn E. Holland, Wenqi Zhu, Cheng Zhang, Bojan R. Ilic, Amit K. Agrawal, Domenico Pacifici, Henri J. Lezec
The photon-drag effect, the rectified current in a medium induced by conservation of momentum of absorbed or redirected light, is a unique probe of the detailed
Created February 26, 2019, Updated May 29, 2020