MIT
Quantum Nanostructures and
Nanofabrication Group

Prof. Karl K. Berggren and Dr. P. Donald Keathley

Mina Bionta

Senior Postdoctoral Associate

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
66 Massachusetts Ave., Room 36-227
Cambridge, MA 02139

e-mail: mbionta@mit.edu

Mina’s research focuses on the interaction between an ultrafast laser pulse and a sample (nanodevices, gases, complex material, etc.), using this interaction to understand more about the sample, the laser pulse, or the interaction itself. Originally hailing from Livermore, CA, Mina received her B.S. in physics from Stanford University with a minor in French literature. Afterwards she was a Research Associate at the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) in Menlo Park, CA where she developed the time tool to measure the relative arrival time between an x-ray pulse from and an optical laser. She then did her PhD in physics at the Université Paul Sabatier in Toulouse, France where she studied ultrafast electron emission from sharp metallic nanotips. Her postdoctoral research at the Institute National de la Recherche Scientifique – Centre Énergie Matériaux et Télécommunications (INRS-EMT) in Varennes, Québec examined the insulator to metal phase transition in vanadium dioxide. Currently she is studying optical field effects on nanostructured devices. In her spare time Mina enjoys cooking, running, and traveling.

QNN Publications, Conference Papers, & Theses

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M. R. Bionta, “Lightwave Electronics: Towards Integrated Attosecond Time-Domain Spectroscopy,” presented at the High-Brightness Sources and Light-Driven Interactions Congress, Virtual, Mar. 25, 2022.
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M. R. Bionta et al., "Tracking ultrafast solid-state dynamics using high harmonic spectroscopy," Phys. Rev. Research, vol. 3, no. 2, p. 023250, Jun. 2021, doi: 10.1103/PhysRevResearch.3.023250.
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M. R. Bionta, “Tracking solid-state phase transitions with time-resolved HHG spectroscopy,” presented at the Lund Attoscience Symposium 2021, Virtual, Jun. 16, 2021.
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M. R. Bionta et al., "On-chip sampling of optical fields with attosecond resolution," Nat. Photonics, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 456–460, Jun. 2021, doi: 10.1038/s41566-021-00792-0.
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M. Turchetti et al., "Impact of DC bias on weak optical-field-driven electron emission in nano-vacuum-gap detectors," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B, JOSAB, vol. 38, no. 3, pp. 1009–1016, Mar. 2021, doi: 10.1364/JOSAB.413680.
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M. Onen, M. Turchetti, B. A. Butters, M. R. Bionta, P. D. Keathley, and K. K. Berggren, "Single-Photon Single-Flux Coupled Detectors," Nano Lett., vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 664–668, Jan. 2020, doi: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b04440.

QNN Talks

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M. R. Bionta, “Lightwave Electronics: Towards Integrated Attosecond Time-Domain Spectroscopy,” presented at the High-Brightness Sources and Light-Driven Interactions Congress, Virtual, Mar. 25, 2022.
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M. R. Bionta, “Tracking solid-state phase transitions with time-resolved HHG spectroscopy,” presented at the Lund Attoscience Symposium 2021, Virtual, Jun. 16, 2021.