G. Lawrence (Larry) Carr


Larry Carr is the Group Leader for Low Energy Spectroscopy and a Condensed Matter Physicist specializing in the infrared spectroscopy. His background includes academia (faculty at Emory University) and industry (Grumman and Northrop Grumman Corporate Research Ctr.). Presently he is developing the MET and FIS infrared beamlines at NSLS-II. His current research interests include non-equilibrium dynamics in superconductors and semiconductors studied by time-resolved spectroscopy & magnetospectroscopy, plus the development and application of intense coherent THz pulse sources.

Professional Activities

Phone: 344-2237
Fax: 631-344-3238
Email: carr@bnl.gov


  • Ph.D. 1982: Physics (Solid State), The Ohio State University
  • B.S. 1976: Physics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


  • New accelerator-based sources of high-intensity coherent THz pulses
  • Time-resolved spectroscopy of superconductors, semiconductors and nanomaterials
  • Far-infrared properties of superconductors, and disordered / complex materials
  • Synchrotron infrared beamlines and instrumentation
  • Infrared microspectroscopy technique development

Key Publications

  • X Xi, G Carr, A THz time-domain Susceptibility for Superconductors Including Strong-Current Effects, Supercond. Sci. Tech., 26(11), 114001 (2013).
  • E Stavitski, R Smith, M Bourassa, A Acerbo, G Carr, L Miller, Dynamic Full-Field Infrared Imaging with Multiple Synchrotron Beams, Anal. Chem., 85(7), 3599-3605 (2013).
  • Y Shen, T Watanabe, D Arena, C Kao, J Murphy, T Tsang, X Wang, G Carr, Nonlinear Cross-Phase Modulation with Intense Single-Cycle Terahertz Pulses, Phys. Rev. Lett., 99, 043901 (2007).
  • G Carr, S Kramer, J Murphy, R Lobo, D Tanner, Observation of Coherent Synchrotron Radiation from the NSLS VUV Ring, Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A, 463(1-2), 387-392 (2001).
  • G Carr, Resolution limits for infrared microspectroscopy explored with synchrotron radiation, Rev. Sci. Instrum., 72, 1613 (2001).

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