To understand the phenomena of our interest, we make use of short pulses of light, from THz frequencies to X-rays, using laboratory-scale sources, various synchrotron facilities and Free-Electron Lasers.

Our home laboratories:

Hamburg Lab

Currently we have two labs from which one is equipped with three and the other with two tabletop sources which are constantly used for various pump-probe experiments in the THz, infrared and visible spectrum and in the femtosecond timescale. Aditional lab space in the new CFEL building will be available soon.

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Oxford Lab

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Generation of carrier-envelope phase-stabilized pulses in the mid-IR

In our lab the generation of few optical cycle in the MIR spectral range is achieved by Difference Frequency Generation between two ultrashort infrared pulses ...
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XUV sources:


at Rutherford-Appleton Laboratory

An ultrafast soft x-ray science facility based on high repetition rate, few optical cycle tuneable laser sources and ultra-fast XUV pulses, produced through high harmonic generation.

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Synchrotron sources:

Diamond Light Source

in South Oxfordshire

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in Berlin-Adlershof

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Free-Electron Laser:


at DESY in Hamburg

FLASH is a high-gain free-electron laser (FEL) which achieves laser amplification and saturation within a single pass of the electron bunch through an undulator. It offerss ultra-short X-ray pulses in the femtosecond range.


in Dresden



at SLAC, Stanford

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