Condensed Matter Experiment / Photonics / Light-Matter Interactions
Prof. Bristow received his Ph.D. from the
University of Sheffield
in 2004. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the
University of Toronto
from 2003 to 2006, a Research Associate at
from 2006 to 2010 and an Adjunct Instructor at the
Colorado School of Mines
in 2009. He joined the department in 2010 and served as the Associate Chair
from 2019 to 2021.
Prof. Bristow was on sabbatical at the
Technical University of Dortmund
in 2017 and 2018. He has been an Associate at
National Institute of Standards and Technology
since 2017 and an Associate Editor for
Optical Materials Express
since 2018. He is a member of the
Optical Society of America
American Physical Society.
Prof. Bristow has taught the following courses: *Current course(s)
- PHYS-112 – University Physics II (with calculus)
- PHYS-211 – Introduction to Mathematical Physics
- PHYS-321 – Optics
- PHYS-333 – Electricity & Magnetism I
*PHYS-334 – Electricity & Magnetism II
- PHYS-479/779 – UG/Grad Laboratory Research (in the Ultrafast Nanophotonics Group)
- PHYS-771 – Introduction to Solid State Physics
- PHYS-772 – Semiconductor Physics
- PHYS-774 – Optical Properties of Solids
- PHYS-791 (Special Topics) – Laser Physics and Quantum Optics
In addition to teaching lecture courses, Prof. Bristow mentors undergraduate and
graduate students in research activities. He has graduated Ph.D. students whom
have gone on to be postdoctoral researchers at top-tier research schools, visiting
professors at liberal arts colleges, and employees in industrial and government
Prof. Bristow leads the “Ultrafast Nanophotonics Group,” using short
laser pulses to determine coherent and dynamic properties of charge and spin
carriers in condensed matter. Light-matter interactions provide insight into
new physics at the nanoscale and prove to be useful tools for characterizing materials
with potential for applications in electronics, photonics, spintronics and energy harvesting.
“ Noble and Precious Metals: Properties, Nanoscale Effects and Applications ,” M. S. Seehra and A. D. Bristow (Eds.) IntechOpen (July 4th 2018)
Selected Journal Publications
M. F. Munoz, A. Medina, T. M. Autry, G. Moody, M. E Siemens, A. D Bristow, S. T. Cundiff, H. Li, “ Fast phase cycling in non-collinear optical two-dimensional coherent spectroscopy,” Optics Letters 45, 5852 (2020).
S. Anghel, F. Passmann, K. J. Schiller, J.N. Moore, G. Yusa, T. Mano, T. Noda, M. Betz, A.D. Bristow, “ Spin-locked transport in a two-dimensional electron gas,” Physical Review B 101, 155414 (2020).
J. K. Wahlstrand, G. M. Wernsing, J. Paul, A. D. Bristow, “ Automated polarization-dependent multidimensional coherent spectroscopy phased using transient absorption ,” Optics Express 27, 31790 (2019).
H. P. Piyathilaka, R. Sooriyagoda, V. Dewasurendra, M. B. Johnson, K. T. Zawilski, P. G. Schunemann, A. D. Bristow, “ Terahertz generation by optical rectification in chalcopyrite crystals” ZnGeP 2 , CdGeP 2 and CdSiP 2 ,” Optics Express 27, 16958 (2019).
S. Anghel, F. Passmann, C. Rupert, A. D. Bristow, M. Betz “ Coupled exciton-trion spin dynamics in a MoSe 2 monolayer ,” 2D Materials 5, 045024 (2018).
H. Esmaielpour, V. R. Whiteside, H. P. Piyathilaka, S. Vijeyaragunathan, B. Wang, E. Adcock-Smith, K. P. Roberts, T. D. Mishima, M. B. Santos, A. D. Bristow, I. R. Sellers, “ Original of inhibited hot carrier cooling in type-II InAs/AlAs 1-x Sb x quantum wells ,” Scientific Reports 8, 12473-9 (2018).
D. A. Bas, R. A. Muniz, S. Babakiray, D. Lederman, J. E. Sipe, A. D. Bristow, “ Identification of photocurrents in topological insulators ,” Optics Express 24, 23583-23595 (2016).
J. Li, S. K. Cushing, F. Meng, T. R. Senty, A. D. Bristow, N. Wu, “ Plasmon-induced resonance energy transfer for solar energy conversion ,” Nature Photonics 9, 601-607 (2015).
B. L. Wilmer, F. Passmann, M. Gehl, G. Khitrova, A. D. Bristow, “ Multidimensional coherent spectroscopy of a semiconductor microcavity ,” Physical Review B 91, 201304(R) (2015).
S. K. Cushing, J. Li, F. Meng, T. R. Senty, S. Suri, M. Zhi, M. Li, A. D. Bristow, N. Q. Wu, “ Photo-catalytic activity enhanced by plasmonic resonant energy transfer from metal to semiconductor ,” Journal of American Chemical Society 134, 15033-15041 (2012).