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  • Working on an enhancement cavity
    MPQ // ATTO

    Working on an enhancement cavity

    January 21, 2019
  • Working on an enhancement cavity
    MPQ // ATTO

    Working on an enhancement cavity

    January 21, 2019
  • Prof. Hänsch's Nobel Prize medal
    Laser Licht Leben

    Prof. Hänsch's Nobel Prize medal

    January 10, 2019
  • Inside the exhibition
    Laser Licht Leben

    Inside the exhibition

    January 10, 2019
  • 100kHz nonlinear thin-disk laser source for attosecond experiments
    MPQ // TLT

    100kHz nonlinear thin-disk laser source for attosecond...

    <span style="font-family: 'Adobe Caslon', 'Times New Roman', serif; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-position: normal; line-height: normal; ">Exploring the dynamics of light matter interaction on the ultrafast time scale requires extraordinary light sources. Dr. Moritz Ueffing and his group at MPQ develop an ultra-stable thin-disk laser source providing few-cycle laser pulses with 100 kHz repetition rate and several hundreds of watts average power. This light source allows driving and examining electronic processes on the attosecond time scale and opens a window to rare phenomena on the natural time scales of atoms, molecules and solids.&nbsp;</span>
    January 9, 2019
  • Exploring electron dynamics in solids
    LMU // ATTO

    Exploring electron dynamics in solids

    A team of Prof. Ulf Kleineberg at the Chair ox Experimental Physics – Laserphysics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München is investigating ultrafast electron dynamics in solids by means of time resolved photoemission spectroscopy in the XUV spectral region. Utilizing intra-cavity generated attosecond pulse trains the scientists are able to measure with high flux at high photon energies and megahertz repetition rate.
    March 15, 2018
  • HHG
    LMU // ATTO


    February 20, 2018
  • A thin-disc laser setup
    LEX // TLT

    A thin-disc laser setup

    A thin-disc laser setup in the LexPhotonics laboratory led by Dr. Thomas Nubbemeyer
    July 25, 2017
  • Preparing blood samples
    LEX // BIRD

    Preparing blood samples

    At the newly established bio lab Liudmila Voronina examines blood samples. With the help of these samples the team under the leadership of Dr. Mihaela Zigman aims to develop a method to detect cancer at an early stage by using broadband infrared spectroscopy. Further information on this can be found on the new website of the Centre for Advanced Laser Applications (CALA).
    July 24, 2017
  • Mirror production for laser development technology
    LEX // AMO

    Mirror production for laser development technology

    July 24, 2017
  • Mirror production for laser development technology
    LEX // AMO

    Mirror production for laser development technology

    July 24, 2017
  • Attosecond pulse generation from a gas target
    LEX // ATTO

    Attosecond pulse generation from a gas target

    April 20, 2017
  • A new generation of laser pulses
    MPQ, LEX // TLT

    A new generation of laser pulses

    <span class="proper name">Martin Gorjan</span> works on the development of the new <span class="proper name">PFS-pro_Lasersystem</span> in the <span class="proper name">Laboratory for Extreme Photonics </span>(<span class="proper name">LEX Photonics</span>). <span class="proper name">PFS-pro</span> is a high-power laser, which generates ultrashort and extremely intense light pulses. The pulses will be used in attosecond physics to explore the fastest processes in the microcosm as well as for laser-driven particle acceleration.
    January 24, 2013
  • High-repetition-rate picosecond pump laser
    LMU // TLT

    High-repetition-rate picosecond pump laser

    Producing isolated attosecond extreme-<span class="abbr">UV</span> pulses via high harmonic generation requires high-energy fewcycle pulses preferably with kilohertz repetition rates for exploring hyperfast electronic phenomena. Ultrashort pulses in the range of a few femtoseconds at approximately kilohertz repetition rates have been demonstrated using a complex design consisting of an oscillator, a multipass chirped pulse amplifier, and an additional nonlinear compression stage. However, it has been difficult to extend these systems to the multimillijoule level. Optical parametric chirped pulse amplifiers (<span class="abbr">OPCPA</span>s) have emerged as a powerful alternative for creating broadband fewcycle pulses and are the only method by which high energy multimillijoule few-cycle coherent light pulses have been generated.The use of shorter pump pulses in the range of a few picoseconds eliminate the need for a large stretching and compressing ratio and allow stretching of the seed pulses by passing through a few-centimeters-long dispersive optical material and recompression by a highly efficient compressor made up a few chirped multilayer mirrors. Furthermore, the threshold intensity for optical damage of transparent materials increases for laser pulse durations decreasing below <span class="number">20</span> ps. As a consequence, exposing the nonlinear crystal to higher intensities allows the same optical parametric amplification (<span class="abbr">OPA</span>) gain to be attained with a shorter crystal and hence over a broader bandwidth.
    August 28, 2012
    MPQ, LEX // Associated groups


    The <span class="proper name">ATLAS-Laser</span> in its final state at <span class="abbr">MPQ</span>. At the end of 2011 the system produced <span class="number">60</span> terawatt laser pulses.
    December 15, 2011
  • Mechanism of the acceleration of electrons near silica nanospheres
    MPQ // ATTO

    Mechanism of the acceleration of electrons near silica...

    Electrons (depicted as green particles) are released by the laser field (red wave). These electrons are first accelerated away from the particle surface and then driven back to it by the laser field. After an elastic collision with the surface, they are accelerated away again and reach very high kinetic energies. The figure shows three snapshots of the acceleration (from left to right): 1) the electrons are stopped and forced to return to the surface, 2) when reaching the surface, they elastically bounce right back 3) the electrons are accelerated away from the surface of the particle reaching high kinetic energies.
    April 20, 2011
  • New light for attosecond experiments
    MPQ // ATTO

    New light for attosecond experiments

    The slender stainless-stell nozzles in a vacuum chamber of the <span class="proper name">AS4b</span> attosecond beamline extend like stalactites into the center of the experimental setup. From the right-hand edge of the photo the physicists focus invisible infrared light pulses lasting about <span class="number">3.5</span> femtoseconds exactly on the center of the left-hand gas nozzle, which emits neon gas whose atoms are exited by the infrared light pulses, thus giving them a reddish fluorescence. The right-hand gas nozzle, on the other hand, emits the argon, which emits a blue fluorescence, likewise due to the excitation caused by the infrared light. In this excitation process the rare-gas atoms produce light pulses both in the ultraviolet (<span class="abbr">UV</span> wavelength about <span class="number">250</span> nanometer) and in the extreme ultraviolet spectrum of the light (<span class="abbr">XUV, wavelength about <span class="number">8</span> nanometers).</span>
    August 3, 2009