JILA Fellow and University of Colorado Boulder Distinguished Professor Andreas Becker has been awarded a 2023 fellowship to Optica (formerly the Optical Society of America). Becker's work at JILA focuses on the analysis and simulation of ultrafast phenomena in atoms, molecules, and clusters, in particular attosecond electron dynamics, coherent control, and molecular imaging. Using special laser frequencies, Becker and his team are able to study the dynamics of these atoms and molecules in different time scales.
Becker was one of 109 scientists selected as fellows from 24 different countries. “I am pleased to welcome the new Optica Fellows,” said Satoshi Kawata 2022 Optica President in a recent announcement from Optica. “These members join a distinguished group of leaders who are helping to advance the field optics and photonics. Congratulations to the 2023 Class.” Becker was cited "For outstanding contributions to our understanding of intense laser-atom interactions" for his new fellowship. Congratulations!