Condensed Matter Experiment / Photonics / Light-Matter Interactions
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 JILA from
2006 to 2010 and an Adjunct Instructor at the Colorado
School of Mines in
2009. He joined the department in 2010 and is currently serving as
the Associate Chair (2019-2020).
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
since 2018. He is a member of the Optical
Society of America
and the American
Prof. Bristow has taught the following courses:
PHYS-112 – University Physics II (with calculus)
PHYS-211 – Introduction to Mathematical Physics
PHYS-321 – Optics
PHYS-479/779 – 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
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 lab
Prof. Bristow leads the Ultrafast Nanophotonics group, using short laser pulses to determine coherent and dynamic properties of electrons in condensed matter. Light-matter interactions provide insight into new physics at the nanoscale and are useful characterization tools for materials and structures that have potential for electronic, photonic, spintronic and energy-harvesting applications.
“Noble and Precious Metals: Properties, Nanoscale Effects and Applications,” M. S. Seehra and A. D. Bristow (Eds.) IntechOpen (July 4th 2018)
Selected Journal Publications (full list @ google scholar)
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” ZnGeP2, CdGeP2 and CdSiP2,” Optics Express 27, 16958 (2019).
S. Anghel, F. Passmann, C. Rupert, A. D. Bristow, M. Betz “Coupled exciton-trion spin dynamics in a MoSe2 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/AlAs1-xSbx 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).