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Bachelor Thesis

Attosecond electron dynamics in molecule and related beamline development

The broad purpose of this scientific project is to investigate ultrafast electron dynamics in molecules through attosecond ionization time delay measurements and attosecond transient absorption spectroscopy. This uses attosecond XUV and soft X-ray pulses generated through higher harmonic generation by ultrashort IR laser pulses. To perform these we are in a process of developing a combined XUV and soft X-ray beamline.

The main work of the thesis will be to develop different mechanical diagnostics to be used in the beamline and related control software, particularly a six-degree of freedom movement stage for XUV-IR toroidal focusing mirror and related optimization of the focus size through LabView controlled software. We expect a strongly motivated candidate who has interest in experimental physics and programing language (backgrounds in gaussian optics and LabView are preferable). From this thesis work the candidate gets the opportunity to gain hands on experience of short pulse laser system, ultrashort pulse optics, attosecond physics experiments and advance level Labview programing. The candidate will work under the guidance of experienced researchers in the group.

Starting date: 1st August, 2018 or earlier.

If you are interested in this project, please contact:
Dr. Shubhadeep Biswas (office: B1.24, Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics,  Hans-Kopfermann-Str. 1 D-85748 Garching, Germany)
shubhadeep.biswas@mpq.mpg.de
Office Phone: +49-(0)89-32905-684

1st July 2018