Graduating from Technische Universität Berlin, Peter Gaal specializes in the study of thin films, optics, and photonics. With a PhD from Max-Born-Institute for Nonlinear Optics, he worked as a researcher in the Department of Semiconductor Spectroscopy, and on Ultrafast Dynamics in Condensed Matter at the Institute of Physics and Astronomy. As the Senior Research Scientist at Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin, Gaal managed and developed the XPP experimental station at the Synchrotron facility, BESSY II. Gaal is currently a visiting professor and head of the group, Dynamics in Solids and Nanostructures, at Universität Hamburg.
Published Proceedings of the 26th ITCC:
Proceedings of the Twenty-Sixth International Thermal Conductivity Conference, 26th, Mannello, R., Dinwiddie, R. (2003). Thermal Conductivity 26. DEStech Publications.
Most Cited Works by Peter Gaal:
- Bartel, T., Gaal, P., Reimann, K., Woerner, M., Elsaesser, T. 2005. Generation of single-cycle THz transients with high electric-field amplitudes. Optics Letters, 30(20): 2805-2807.
- Gaal, P., Reimann, K., Woerner, M., Elsaesser, T., Hey, R., Ploog, K.H. 2006. Nonlinear terahertz response of n-type GaAs. Physical review letters, 96(18): 187402.
- Gaal, P., Kuehn, W., Reimann, K., Woerner, M., Elsaesser, T., Hey, R. 2007. Internal motions of a quasiparticle governing its ultrafast nonlinear response. Nature, 450(7173): 1210.