News

  • June 26, 2019
    Experimental physicists redefine ultrafast, coherent magnetism
    research — For the first time ever, experimental physicists have been able to influence the magnetic moment of materials in sync with their electronic properties. The coupled optical and magnetic excitation within one femtosecond corresponds to an acceleration by a factor of 200 and is the fastest magnetic phenomenon that has ever been observed.
  • July 5, 2019
    Erasmus Student Intern to Support TAP
    team — Francesco Bono, a third year theoretical physics student from the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Glasgow is joining the Theory of Attosecond Phenomena (TAP) group for nine weeks this summer. His focus is on analyzing the far-field signatures of highly nonlinear optical processes that are driven by few-cycle laser pulses. Francesco is therefore developing a code for modelling the diffraction of light pulses in free space and in solids. His simulations and visualizations, which he has developed on the computer, will support scientists in the labs. For this voluntary internship at the MPQ during his …
  • July 5, 2019
    Nobel Prize Winner Visit
    team — Last week, Prof. Gérard Albert Mourou, Nobel Laureate in Physics 2018, visited the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics and gave a fascinating lecture about his work. Mourou’s research is focused on ultrashort laser pulses which are only a few femtoseconds in duration. These femtosecond pulses have given us new opportunities to deepen our knowledge about, as well as shape the world. In 1985, Donna Strickland and Gérard Mourou succeeded in creating ultrashort high-intensity laser pulses without destroying the amplifying material. First, they stretched the laser pulses in time to reduce their peak power, then …
  • July 15, 2019
    Pipetting robot
    research — A newly installed pipetting robot allows Lasers4Life researchers to speed up the processing of blood samples prior to their characterization by means of infrared laser light.
  • July 23, 2019
    A compendium of attosecond physics
    research — Our knowledge of how electrons behave in atoms and molecules is steadily increasing. This is largely due to the advances in attosecond physics that have taken place over the past two decades. Professor Ferenc Krausz was one of the pioneers in this young field. Indeed, he was the first to break into the attosecond domain, generating pulses of light with sub-femtosecond durations in 2001. Such ultrashort flashes can be used to study the ultrafast dynamics of electrons within atoms. Krausz has now published a book that traces the development of attosecond physics. Entitled “Electrons in Motion”, it draws on all the …
In the Press
  • February 6, 2019
    Ultrakurzzeit-Experimente …
    magazin: Pro-Physik
  • February 1, 2019
    Matthias Kling wird 2019 …
    magazin: Photonik
  • July 9, 2018
    „Sobald sie allein sind, …
    magazin: TRUMPF Online Magazin