• Exploring the frontiers of light-speed electronics, utilizing unique sources of extremely-short laser pulses and innovative measurement infrastructure
    Attosecond experiments
  • 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
  • Novel femtosecond high power oscillators for mid infrared
    radiation generation
    High-repetition-rate femtosecond sources
  • Exploring new phenomena related to light-driven electron motion in condensed matter and nanoscale objects
    Theory of attosecond phenomena
  • Attoworld and beyond: our associated groups
    Associated groups
A space-time sensor for light-matter interactions

The most basic of all physical interactions in nature is that between light and matter. This interaction takes place in attosecond times (i.e. billionths of a billionth of a second). What exactly happens in such an astonishingly short time has so far remained largely inaccessible. Now a research team led by Dr. Peter Baum and Dr. Yuya Morimoto at …

LAP Meeting 2017

At this year’s edition of the annual meeting of the whole LAP team, in Stirin near Prague, participants were treated to lots of exciting science in a convivial and stimulating atmosphere. The talks covered topics ranging from biological and medical applications of laser technology to advances in laser development and ultrafast metrology techniques. …

Ayman Alismail's work is featured in a 10-min video

An Yb:YAG, thin-disk amplifier developed by Ayman Alismail in the group of Dr. Hanieh Fattahi has been featured in a 10 min video by the Journal of Visualized Experiments. The video can be found here.

Joint clinical studies with three LMU clinics have taken off!

We develop a new infrared laser molecular fingerprinting to detect breast cancer, lung cancer and prostate cancer from blood samples.

Joint clinical studies in collaboration with three clinics at the LMU (Breast Cancer Center, Comprehensive Pneumology Center / Asklepios Clinic and Urology Clinics) have started in July 2017.

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 …