apl. Prof. Dr. Milutin Kovacev

Institut für Quantenoptik
Professorinnen und Professoren
Sekretariat Stephanie Kaisik
Institut für Quantenoptik
Professorinnen und Professoren
Institut für Quantenoptik
Ultrafast Laser Laboratory

Schwerpunkte in Forschung und Lehre

My research and teaching interests are related to the following scientific areas:

Laser physics

  • Ultrafast lasers

Quantum and nonlinear optics

  • Femtosecond laser filamentation
  • Harmonic generation

X-ray science

  • Strong field interactions, attosecond physics
  • Laser plasma
  • X-ray imaging


  • Plasmonics and strong fields at the nanoscale

Optical radiometry

  • Light measurement and optical radiation safety


  • Improving student performance with e-learning methods and statistical analysis
  • Project based learning


  • Beruflicher Werdegang

    Since 2014: Associate Professor at the Institute of Quantum Optics, Leibniz University of Hannover.

    2006 - 2014: Junior professor for XUV laser physics, Leibniz University of Hannover

    2004 - 2006: Institute for Electronic Structure and Laser - FORTH, Heraklion - (Greece)

    2001: Visiting scientist at the Laboratoire d'optique applique (LOA), Paliseau (France)

    2001: Visiting scientist at the Lund High Power Laser Facility, Lund (Sweden)

    2000 - 2003: Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique, CEA-DSM-DRECAM-SPAM, Saclay (France)

  • Ausbildung

    2006 Assistant Professor for XUV Laserphyisk, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany

    2003 PhD in Physics, Université Paris XI, Orsay (France)

    1999 Diploma in Physics, Technical University of Hannover

  • Mitgliedschaften und Ämter


    Since 2019 Research group leader in the DFG Cluster of Excellence PhoenixD

    Since 2019 Research group leader in the DFG Cluster of Excellence Quantum Frontiers

    Since 2019 Member of the Radiation Protection Association, working group on non-ionizing radiation (AKNIR)

    Since 2011 Expert advisor for artificial optical radiation, Leibniz University of Hannover

    Since 2008 Research group leader in the DFG Cluster of Excellence QUEST

    Member of the Organizing Committee of the LASE-Conference “Commercial and Biomedical Applications of Ultrafast Lasers” of the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), Photonics West, San Francisco, 2007

    Since 2006 Laser safety officer, Institute of Quantum Optics, Leibnitz University Hannover

    2004 - 2005 Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation


    • Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG),

    • Optical Society (OPTICA)


    • German Research Foundation (DFG),

    • Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS),

    • Minerva Foundation (Israel),

    • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Germany),

    • Helmholtz Foundation (Germany),

    • Carl Zeiss Foundation (Germany).