The LAP-team had a reason to celebrate. The new laser cleanroom and experimental area for attosecond science are now ready to accommodate new experimental setups. Renovations of the area, which had originally been built for high-energy particle research, started about two years ago and involved the removal of bricks for radiation protection. The new laboratory will facility the development and operation of high-average power laser systems for attosecond science on molecules, nanostructures and solids. One of the aims of the research that will be performed is to develop lightwave electronics, which could operate at up to petahertz frequencies, many orders of magnitude faster than coventional electronics.
6th December 2019