Giulio Cerullo is a Professor in the Physics Department, Politecnico di Milano (Italy). His research activity has mainly focused on the physics and applications of ultrashort pulse lasers, covering a wide range of aspects. His current scientific interests concern generation of few-optical-cycle pulses, ultrafast spectroscopy with time resolution down to a few femtoseconds, nonlinear microscopy and optical waveguide writing by ultrashort pulses. He is the author of over 250 papers in international peer-reviewed journals and has given over 50 invited presentations at international conferences. He has been Topical Editor of the Journal Optics Letters (Optical Society of America) for the area Ultrafast Optical Phenomena. He has been in the Technical Program Committees of the most important international conferences in optics and photonics (CLEO Europe, CLEO USA, Ultrafast Phenomena, Photonics Europe, among others), is Chair of the Subcommittee “Ultrafast Phenomena and Frequency Combs” for the European Quantum Electronics Conference (EQEC) 2013 and Program Chair for the conference “Ultrafast Optics 2013”.
Light pulses with few optical cycles and defined carrier-envelope phase can induce selective photofragmentation of molecules on the attosecond timescale.