Welcome to the Ultrafast Laser Laboratory - Uwe Morgner
The investigation of ultrafast processes in nature requires the preparation of tailored light pulses with durations much shorter than the inherent dynamics of the process under test. Our group is pursuing high-level research on pulsed lasers and their applications in many different areas of science. Our expertise in laser physics spans from the shortest pulses with single cycle durations via high repetition rate high-energy sources to terawatt peak powers.
Our laser application research addresses fundamental questions regarding light-matter interaction as well as micro machining or bio imaging. The experimental work requires a thorough understanding of the underlying physics. This is subject of the ‘virtual lab’, where theory and simulation disclose the deeper insight into the ultrafast phenomena of nature.
December 2017: Call for Fellows in Photonics and Applications - Marie S.-Curie COFUND MULTIPLY - Position available in Hannover
Prestigious Post-doctoral Fellowships in Photonics for two years at the IQO. Further information can be found here.
December 2017: Symmetry Breaking and Strong Persistent Plasma Currents via Resonant Destabilization of Atoms
New type of radiation arising due to resonant enhancement of multiphoton ionization process is predicted. See our new paper in Physical Review Letters .
September 2017: Role of Intrapulse Coherence in Carrier-Envelope Phase Stabilization
Our paper concerning a suitable definition for characterization of coherence properties in view of carrier-envelope phase stabilization has been published in Physical Review Letters .
August 2017: Physics at Leibniz Universität Hannover
Our group and our lecture "Computational Photonics" is appearing in the Video for international physics students in Hannover.
May 2017: BMBF-Project THG layer has started
Subject is the efficient generation of the third harmonic of pulsed lasers in dielectric layer structures. „THG layer“ is funded by the German ministry of science and education (BMBF). The partners are IQ, LZH, and the University of Albuquerque in New Mexico.
May 2017: Terrifying 20m-tall "rogue waves" are actually real
April 2017: Radiating filament light bullets
"Regularizing Aperiodic Cycles of Resonant Radiation in Filament Light Bullet" has been published in Physical Review Letters.
April 2017: Workshop "PhotonicNet: Simulationen in der Photonik"
Contributing together with Hymnos to the PhotonicNet Workshop. 06.04.2017 9:30 Uhr - 17:00 Uhr, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V., Hollerithallee 8, 30419 Hannover.
February 2017: The collapse of the soliton concept and beyond
Our work about soliton implosion has been published in Nature/ Light: "Light Science and Applications" .
January 2017: Nonlinear phenomena in strong fields
Organization of an international Workshop (25.01.2017) at IQO
August 2016: Water droplet HHG source
Our "Revealing the Microscopic Real-Space Excursion of a Laser-Driven Electron" paper has been published in Pysical Review X.
July 2016: Start of: Beamline instrument development for the FLASH ll free electron laser
In this project we are building a permanently operating High-Harmonic laser source which will be coupled to the newly installed FLASH II beamline at DESY in Hamburg.
The research in our group involves pulsed lasers and their applications in many different areas of science. Our expertise in laser physics spans from the world wide shortest pulses with single cycle durations via high repetition rate high energy sources to terawatt peak powers. Our laser application research addresses fundamental questions regarding the light-matter interaction as well as micro machining or bio imaging. More...