Jianming Cao

Title: Professor
Email: jcao309@sjtu.edu.cn
Phone: +86-21-5474-2245
Address:Room 208, Laboratory for Laser Plasmas
Related Links: http://magnet.fsu.edu/~jcao
Area of Physics:  Ultrafast science


Research Interests:

1.Experimental Condensed Matter Physics: ultrafast electronic and structural dynamics in solids;
2.Development of femtosecond electron diffraction; structural phase transitions; molecular dynamics of chemical reactions; coherent control;
3.Dynamics in nano-materials; ultrafast magnetism; dynamics of warm dense matter.

Biographical Sketch:

1990 - 1996          Ph. D. in Physics, University of Rochester
1984 - 1987          M. S., Electronics Department, Peking University, Beijing, China
1979 - 1984          B. S., Electronics Department, Peking University, Beijing, China
2011 - present      Professor, Physics Department and National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida State University
2006 - 2011         Associate Professor, Physics Department and National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida State University
1999 - 2006          Assistant Professor, Physics Department and National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida State University
1996 - 1999          Postdoctoral Scholar, California Institute of Technology
Postdoctoral Mentor:  Nobel Laureate Dr. Ahmed H. Zewail

Selected Publications: 

  1. X. Wang,  H. Rahmani, J. Zhou, M. Gorfien, J. Mendez, D. Li, R. Voss, C. A. Nelson, K. W. Lei, A. Wolcott, X.Y. Zhu, J. Li, and J. Cao, “Ultrafast lattice dynamics in lead selenide quantum dot induced by laser excitation”, Appl. Phys. Letts., 109, 153105 (2016).
  2. J. Li, X. Wang, H.D. Zhou, J. Zhou, J. G. Cheng, and J. Cao, “Direct and real time probe of photoinduced structure transition in colossal magnetoresistance material”, Appl. Phys. Letts. 109, 041905 (2016).
  3. L. Chen, R. Z. Li, J. Chen, P. Zhu, F. Liu, J. Cao, Z. M. Sheng, J. Zhang, “Mapping Transient Electric Fields with Picosecond Electron Bunches”, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., vol. 112,  no. 47, 14479–14483, (2015).
  4. J. Zhou, A. A. Correa, S. Tang, J. Li, D. Li, Q. Zhou, Y. Ping, T. Ogitsu, J. Cao, “Dynamics of charge cloud ejected from laser-induced warm dense gold nano-films”, Phys. Rev. E. Rapid Communications, 90, 041102(R) (2014).
  5. P. Zhu, J. Cao, Y. Zhu, J. Geck, Y. Hidaka, S. Pjerov, T. Ritschel, H. Berger, Y. Shen, R. Tobey, J. P. Hill, and X. J. Wang, “Dynamic separation of electron excitation and lattice heating during the photoinduced melting of the periodic lattice distortion in 2H-TaSe2” Appl. Phys. Letts. 103, 071914 (2013).
  6. X. Wang, S. Nie, J. Li, R. Clinite, J. Clark and J. Cao, “Temperature dependence of electron-phonon thermalization and its correlation to ultrafast magnetism”, Phys. Rev. B Rapid Communications, 81, 220301R (2010).
  7. J. Li, R. Clinite, X. Wang, and J. Cao, “Simulation of ultrafast heating induced structural dynamics using a one-dimensional spring model”, Phys. Rev. B, 80, 014304 (2009).
  8. X. Wang, S. Nie, Junjie Li, R. Clinite, M. Wartenbe, M, Martin, W. Liang and J. Cao, “Electronic Grüneisen Parameter and Thermal Expansion In Ferromagnetic Transition Metal”, Applied Physics Letters, 92,121918 (2008).
  9. S. Nie, H. Park, X. Wang, R. Clinite and J. Cao, “Measurement of the electronic Grüneisen constant using femtosecond electron diffraction”, Phys. Rev. Lett., 96, 025901 (2006).
  10. H. Park, S. Nie, X. Wang and J. Cao, “Mechanism of coherent acoustic phonon generation under non-equilibrium conditions”, Phys. Rev. B, Rapid Communications, 72, 100301R (2005).