• November 6, 2019
    King Abdulaziz First Class Medal
    team — The custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman awarded the King Abdulaziz First Class Medal - Saudi Arabia’s highest civilian honor - to Prof. Dr. Abdallah Azzeer, the director of Attosecond Science laboratory (ASL) at King Saud University (KSU). The minister of education delivered the medal in presence of Saudi university rectorsThe medal was awarded to Prof. Dr. Azzeer for his distinctive role in establishing a successful research collaboration between KSU and Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics (MPQ) and Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) of Munich. This led to the launching of a new cutting-edge laser …
  • December 2, 2019
    Bright attosecond x-ray pulses
    research — Scientists invent a way to see attosecond electron motions with an X-ray laser. The new method will provide sharp views of electrons in chemical processes that take place in a billionths of a billionth of a second and drive crucial aspects of life.
  • December 13, 2019
    Honorary membership for Prof. Krausz
    team — Prof. Ferenc Krausz has recieved the honorary membership of the Roland Eötvös Physical Society, Budapest. After receiving the membership the laser physicist of the Ludwig-Maximilians University München and the Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics held an lecture about how attosecond science technologies can in the future contribute to a new way of finding molecules in human biofluids like blood. This may path the way for medical applications to detect diseases by analyzing so called molecular fingerprints with the help of strong laser light pulses.
  • January 2, 2020
    Field-resolved infrared spectroscopy of biological systems
    research — In cooperation between the Laboratory of Attosecond Physics at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics and the Centre for Advanced Laser Applications of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, the King Saud University Riad and the Center for Molecular Fingerprinting (Budapest, Hungary), we have developed a molecular spectroscopy technique that overcomes long-standing limitations of traditional techniques, like Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy. A powerful femtosecond laser delivers 28 million pulses per second, with highly repeatable waveforms, comprising merely a few infrared-electric-field oscillations. …
  • January 7, 2020
    Unfazed by phase shifts
    research — Physicists in the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics (MPQ) and at the Ludwig-Maxmilians-Universität (LMU) Munich have developed a novel type of detector that enables the oscillation profile of light waves to be precisely determined.Light is hard to get a hold on. Light waves propagate with a velocity of almost 300,000 km per second, and the wavefront oscillates several hundred trillion times in that same interval. To work with light, one must control it – and that requires precise knowledge of its behaviour. It may even be necessary to know the exact position of the …
In the Press
  • January 2, 2020
    Infrared spectroscopy …
    magazin: Nature
  • October 15, 2019
    An ultrafast glimpse of …
  • February 1, 2019
    Matthias Kling wird 2019 …
    magazin: Photonik