The Attosecond Laser Physics Group aims at an understanding of the physics on the natural electronic timescale through experimental attosecond spectroscopy.



Research priorities

  • The field of research is physics on time scales in the range of attoseconds (10-18 s). Examples of important processes taking place within attoseconds are coherent charge movements in atoms, molecules and solids, the decay of atoms with holes in inner shells, as well as photoionization.
  • The interest of the group lies on the one hand in fundamental questions, such as the time-resolved investigation of electron motion, but also the generation of short pulses in ultraviolet (UV) and vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) are important goals.
  • The basis both for the preparation of these processes and for their observation is provided by intensive laser pulses consisting of only a few optical cycles.