OUR RESEARCH

The focus of our group`s efforts is to uncover the ultrafast correlated and collective electron dynamics that unfold when complex materials are exposed to intense, ultrashort laser fields. In particular we are interested in the attosecond control and tracing of strongly coupled electron-nuclear dynamics in molecules, of collective electron dynamics in clusters and nanoparticles (such as plasmons), and of non-linear properties of nanostructured solids as a basis for the development of lightwave nanoelectronics. We use multi-dimensional imaging techniques to gain detailed insight into the electron and nuclear dynamics from the interaction of these materials with near-single cycle laser fields of attosecond to femtosecond duration. Together with our collaborators we take the challenges to not only explore the new field of attosecond nanophysics experimentally, but also to tackle the typically complex theoretical description of the phenomena. In doing so, we offer a stimulating environment for students and postdocs.

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Matthias Kling

Recent News

The waveform-controlled laser pulse creates a plasmon-enhanced near-field that drives the forward acceleration of an electron during its passage through the nanometer-sized metal cluster.

Lightwave controlled nanoscale electron acceleration sets the pace

Extremely short electron bunches are key to many new applications including ultrafast electron microscopy and table-top free-electron lasers. A german team of physicists from Rostock University, the Max Born Institute in Berlin, the Ludwig-Maxmilians-Universität Munich, and the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Garching has now shown how electrons can be accelerated in an extreme and well-controlled way with laser light, while crossing a silver particle of just a few nanometers.

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OPEN POSITIONS

We currently have the openings listed below. In addition, we are always interested in working with highly motivated scientists and students. If you like to learn more about our current group's research directions, please do not hesitate contacting us or sending your unsolicited application.

  • Master thesis

    We are currently searching for a highly motivated student who wants to do his or her master thesis in "Ultrafast nanoplasmonics and microscopy". For more information, please take a look at this description.

  • Master thesis

    We are currently searching for a highly motivated student who wants to do his or her master thesis in "imaging ultrafast molecular dynamics". For more information, please take a look at this description.

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