## Research Interests

All of my research lies in the area of theoretical condensed-matter physics and nonlinear and quantum optics. This work ranges from pure to applied physics and often involves collaboration with experimentalists. The following is a brief overview of some of my current research interests:

**Quantum optics**and cavity QED in**photonic crystals****Nonlinear quantum optics**in coupled photonic crystal cavities- The
**coherent dynamics and coherent control**of excitons excited by ultra-short optical pulses in semiconductor nanostructures - The response of semiconductor nanorods and coupled quantum dots to
**intense THz fields** - The nonlinear response of
**graphene**to intense THz fields. - Treating
**Phase-Space filling and exchange effects**using an excitonic approach to ultrafast carrier dynamics in semiconductor nanostructures