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Cover of Nature Photonics with Tri-comb spectroscopy

Tri-comb spectroscopy
Artist’s impression of triple-frequency-comb laser spectroscopy. Three different repetition-rate frequency combs are used to generate a high-resolution multidimensional coherent spectrum of a mixture of 87Rb and 85Rb isotopes in under one second. The approach is promising for remote chemical sensing applications.


Physics teaches you to be an expert problem solver, which will benefit you no matter what you do in life. Majoring in physics or engineering physics will give you an appreciation for many of nature's most interesting phenomona. And finally, the Department of Physics is just a great place to be at Santa Clara University.

You can do almost anything with a physics or engineering physics degree. Employers know that it takes hard work, intelligence, and creativity to successfully complete a major in physics. Santa Clara Graduates who enter the job market have found employment in a wide range of places including high-tech, business, and education.  Those who have chosen to continue their education have gone on to graduate programs in Physics, Engineering and other technical fields, as well as Medical and Law School.

Student Research Presentation

Probing the Ultrafast Response of Atomically Thin Black Phosphorus

Bryan Berggren along with his faculty mentors, Keshav Dani and Chris Weber, research the ultrafast response of atomically thin black phosphorus.

    Faculty Publications

    Guy Ramon
    Qubits as Nanoscale sensors

    Guy Ramon and collaborators just published an in-depth modern review paper on exciting developments in solid-state quantum qubits.

      Faculty/Student Research

      Pushing Technological and Geographical Boundaries in Pursuit of Excellence

      Bryan Berggren '16 and Professor Chris Weber study materials with a sophisticated titanium sapphire laser.

        Faculty Update

        New Opportunities in Observational Astronomy and Astrophysics

        Kristin Kulas and students collaborate with NASA Ames