• Exploring novel routes to early cancer detection with
    femto- and attosecond metrologies
    Broadband Infrared Diagnostics
  • Novel tools and techniques for electric-field-resolved investigations of ultrafast light-matter interactions
    Field-resolved infrared metrology
  • Development of novel techniques for in vivo imaging of
    dynamic systems
    Field-resolved Raman micro-spectroscopy
  • Exploring new phenomena related to light-driven electron motion in condensed matter and nanoscale objects
    Theory of attosecond phenomena
  • Exploring the frontiers of light-speed electronics, utilizing unique sources of extremely-short laser pulses and innovative measurement infrastructure
    Attosecond experiments
  • Novel femtosecond high power oscillators for mid infrared
    radiation generation
    High-repetition-rate femtosecond sources
  • Attoworld and beyond: Our Associated Groups
    Associated groups
Record-Breaking Timing Feat

A veritable tour-de-force in metrology reported last year by physicists at the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics (LAP), which is jointly run by LMU Munich and the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics (MPQ), has been accepted as a new world record by the Guinness Book of Records. In 2016, an LAP research team led by Dr. Martin Schultze succeeded …

Turmoil in sluggish electrons' existence

We can refer to electrons in non-conducting materials as »sluggish«. Typically, they remain fixed in a location, deep inside an atomic composite. It is hence relatively still in a dielectric crystal lattice. This idyll has now been heavily shaken up by a team of physicists from various research institutions, including the Laboratory of Attosecond …

SNSF fellowship for Liudmila Voronina!

We congratulate Liudmila (Lucy) Voronina on having her Early Postdoc. Mobility

fellowship funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) so she can

tackle her research on »Field-Resolved Infrared Spectroscopy And Liquid

Chromatography Brought Together For Cancer Diagnostics«. Lucy recently joined

the Laser Fingerprinting team analysing …

Dr. Hanieh Fattahi on Minerva Fast Track Programme

Dr. Hanieh Fattahi (Photo: Thorsten Naeser), a young physicist at the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics (LAP) at the Ludwig- Maximilians-Universität Munich and the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, has been chosen for the Max Planck Society’s Minerva Fast Track Programme. On an annual basis, the programme currently supports two outstanding …

Speeding up digital performance using engineered light

Modern electronics and digital technologies rely on the control of electric current in semiconductor devices, from computers to smartphones and amplifiers. An international study by scientists from Monash University (Melbourne, Australia) and the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (Garching, Germany) lays foundations for a dramatic performance …

A zeptosecond stopwatch for the microcosm

When light strikes electrons in atoms, their state can change unimaginably quickly. The laser physicists at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich (LMU), the Technische Universität München (TUM) and the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ) have measured such a phenomenon – namely that of photoionization, in which an electron exits a helium …