Attosecond nonlinear optics

Junior research group of Bernd Schütte

We study and control ultrafast dynamics using femtosecond to attosecond pulses.

Attosecond XUV nonlinear optics

We have developed two unique intense attosecond sources that allow us to perform attosecond-pump attosecond-probe spectroscopy. See our recent preprint for more information: Link

XUV refractive optics

We develop and apply refractive lenses and prisms for extreme-ultraviolet (XUV) light. In contrast to the visible regime where glass lenses and prisms are used, we generate atomic or molecular jets to focus or spectrally disperse XUV beams. See our recent publication in Nature for more information: Link

Novel high-harmonic generation schemes

For our research, we aim to develop novel HHG schemes. Recent highlights include the development of a long HHG beamline used for the highly nonlinear ionization of atoms and the development of a compact setup for the generation of intense XUV pulses.

Ultrafast nanoplasma dynamics

We study the interaction of ultrashort intense laser pulses with atomic and molecular clusters, and watch their light-induced explosion. In order to induce and follow the dynamics of these nanoparticles, we use laser pulses that have extremely different “colors” from the soft X-ray to the terahertz range.