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: fundamental atomic and molecular 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.

New publication

Space-time control of free induction decay in the extreme ultraviolet

We may soon get better insight into the microcosm and the world of electrons. Researchers at Lund University and Louisiana State University have developed a tool that makes it possible to control extreme UV light - light with much shorter wavelengths than visible light. The new method uses strong laser pulses to direct the short bursts of light.

Open positions

PhD student in Atomic Physics (apply before 2017-04-07)

Post doctoral position in high-intensity laser physics (apply before 2017-04-28)


Lovisa Senje will defend her Phd thesis"Detector development, source characterization and novel application of laser ion acceleration" on Friday April 7, 2017, at 9.15 in Rydberg lecture hall

Faculty Opponent: Dr Louise Willingale, Physics Department and the Cockcroft Institute of Accelerator Science and Technology, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK

In case of emergency

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(if you phone from the departments telephone dont't forget so press "0")
Give the following address:
Physics department, Professorsgatan 1, Lund

Securitas emergency No: 046-222 1610
LUs emergency No: 046-222 0700

Atomic Physics' actionplan for emergency or urgent situations