Faculty Profiles

Martin Fischer
Associate Research Professor in the Department of Chemistry
2216 French Science Center, 124 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-1523
(919) 660-1605



Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin 2001

M.A., University of Texas, Austin 1993

Research Areas:

Yu, Jin, et al. “Visualizing the impact of chloride addition on the microscopic carrier dynamics of MAPbI3 thin films using femtosecond transient absorption microscopy.” The Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 151, no. 23, AIP Publishing, Dec. 2019, pp. 234710–234710. Crossref, doi:10.1063/1.5127875. Full Text

Yu, Jin, et al. “Probing the Spatial Heterogeneity of Carrier Relaxation Dynamics in CH 3 NH 3 PbI 3 Perovskite Thin Films with Femtosecond Time‐Resolved Nonlinear Optical Microscopy.” Advanced Optical Materials, vol. 7, no. 22, Wiley, Nov. 2019, pp. 1901185–1901185. Crossref, doi:10.1002/adom.201901185. Full Text

Yu, Jin, et al. “Visualization of vermilion degradation using pump-probe microscopy.” Science Advances, vol. 5, no. 6, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), June 2019, pp. eaaw3136–eaaw3136. Crossref, doi:10.1126/sciadv.aaw3136. Full Text

Yang, Joel K. W., et al. “Design, Manufacture, and Analysis of Photonic Materials for Historical and Modern Visual Art: feature issue introduction.” Optical Materials Express, vol. 9, no. 5, The Optical Society, May 2019, pp. 2128–2128. Crossref, doi:10.1364/ome.9.002128. Full Text

Ju, Kuk-Youn, et al. “Unraveling the molecular nature of melanin changes in metastatic cancer.” Journal of Biomedical Optics, vol. 24, no. 05, SPIE-Intl Soc Optical Eng, Apr. 2019, pp. 1–1. Crossref, doi:10.1117/1.jbo.24.5.051414. Full Text

Ju, Kuk-Youn, et al. “Understanding the Role of Aggregation in the Broad Absorption Bands of Eumelanin.” Acs Nano, vol. 12, no. 12, American Chemical Society (ACS), Dec. 2018, pp. 12050–61. Crossref, doi:10.1021/acsnano.8b04905. Full Text

Yu, Jin, et al. “Spectroscopic Differentiation and Microscopic Imaging of Red Organic Pigments Using Optical Pump–Probe Contrast.” Analytical Chemistry, vol. 90, no. 21, American Chemical Society (ACS), Nov. 2018, pp. 12686–91. Crossref, doi:10.1021/acs.analchem.8b02949. Full Text

Liu, Xiaojun, et al. “Enhanced Two-Photon Photochromism in Metasurface Perfect Absorbers.” Nano Letters, vol. 18, no. 10, American Chemical Society (ACS), Oct. 2018, pp. 6181–87. Crossref, doi:10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b02042. Full Text

Stanton, Ian N., et al. “Power-Dependent Radiant Flux and Absolute Quantum Yields of Upconversion Nanocrystals under Continuous and Pulsed Excitation.” The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 122, no. 1, American Chemical Society (ACS), Jan. 2018, pp. 252–59. Crossref, doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b11929. Full Text

Wilson, Jesse W., et al. “Comparison of pump-probe and hyperspectral imaging in unstained histology sections of pigmented lesions.Biomedical Optics Express, vol. 8, no. 8, Aug. 2017, pp. 3882–90. Epmc, doi:10.1364/boe.8.003882. Full Text


Fischer, M. C., and M. G. Raizen. Experiments on quantum transport of ultra-cold atoms in optical potentials. Vol. 789, 2009, pp. 205–37. Scopus, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-03174-8_8. Full Text

Robles, Francisco E., et al. “Dispersion-based stimulated Raman scattering spectroscopy, holography, and optical coherence tomography (Conference Presentation).” Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences Xvi, SPIE, 2016. Crossref, doi:10.1117/12.2212875. Full Text

Warren, W. S., et al. “Melanin-targeted nonlinear microscopy for label-free molecular diagnosis and staging.” Optics Infobase Conference Papers, 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1364/TRANSLATIONAL.2016.TTh3B.3. Full Text

Villafana, Tana, et al. “3D chemical imaging of historic artworks and cultural heritage materials.” Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 251, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 2016.

Wilson, J. W., et al. “Real-time digital signal processing in multiphoton and time-resolved microscopy.” Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging  Proceedings of Spie, vol. 9703, 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1117/12.2218102. Full Text

Villafana, T. E., et al. “Ultrafast pump-probe dynamics of iron oxide based earth pigments for applications to ancient pottery manufacture.” Proceedings of Spie  the International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 9527, 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1117/12.2184758. Full Text

Wilson, J. W., et al. “Separating higher-order nonlinearities in transient absorption microscopy.” Proceedings of Spie  the International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 9584, 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1117/12.2187133. Full Text

Wilson, J. W., et al. “Optical clearing and multiphoton imaging of paraffin-embedded specimens.” Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging  Proceedings of Spie, vol. 8588, 2013. Scopus, doi:10.1117/12.2003155. Full Text

Robles, F. E., et al. “Adapting phasor analysis for nonlinear pump-probe microscopy.” Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging  Proceedings of Spie, vol. 8589, 2013. Scopus, doi:10.1117/12.2002600. Full Text

Samineni, P., et al. “Pump-probe microscopy of pigments used in historical art.” 2012 Conference on Lasers and Electro Optics, Cleo 2012, 2012.


Jiang, Jun, et al. Crossed-beam pump-probe microscopy. Apr. 2020. Epmc, doi:10.1364/oe.389004. Full Text