Atomic Physics

Faculty of Engineering, LTH

Welcome to Atomic Physics!


The Division of Atomic Physics at the Faculty of Engineering (LTH), Lund University, Sweden has a staff of over 50 researchers including guest researchers and graduate students. The research at the division is mainly based on the use of lasers, ranging from diode lasers to terawatt lasers at the High-Power Laser Facility. Some areas of research are: basic atomic physics including interactions between intense laser-fields and matter and VUV/XUV laser spectroscopy, quantum electronics, quantum optics and solid state spectroscopy, applied molecular spectroscopy, laser applications in medicine and biology, and industrial applications.


Katarina Svanberg, professor and chief consultant of oncology at Lund University Hospital, is the recipient of the 2017 Gold Medal of the Society, awarded by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. The award recognizes her contributions to biophotonics, in particular clinical work exploring and verifying the efficacy of phototherapy and in vivo diagnosis in treating cancer patients.

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Stefanos Carlström will defend his thesis "Subcycle control of strong-field processes on the attosecond timescale" on Thursday January 26 at 13.15 in Rydberg lecture hall

Faculty Opponent: Pr Eric Cormier, Univeristy of Bordeaux, France


Linnea Rading will defend her thesis "An intense attosecond light sourse - from generation to application" on Friday January 27 at 9.15 in Rydberg lecture hall

Faculty Opponent: Pr Francesca Calegari, Dept of Physics, University of Hamburg, Germany

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