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Butler, Thomas

Butler, Thomas

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Institute for Research in Electronics & Applied Physics
1201M Energy Research Facility


  • Ph.D., Applied Physics, Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland, 2017
  • B.S., Applied Physics, Dublin City University, 2012


Dr. Butler received his Ph.D. in applied physics from Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland, where he studied the dynamics of swept frequency lasers for 3-D imaging applications.  He joined the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics in 2017, working in the group of Prof. Ferenc Krausz on the development of next generation ultrafast mid-infrared lasers for biological spectroscopy.  As of January 2020, he is working in the group of Prof. Thomas Murphy in IREAP, developing a near field optical scanning microscope for use in ultrafast pump-probe and spectroscopy experiments.

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