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.

Open position

Doctoral student in Physics with focus on Atomic and Laser Physics

We propose four different projects:

  1. Attosecond electron wave packets. The project consists of studying the quantum state of electron wavepackets generated by absorption of attosecond light pulses. This includes the development of methods for measurements of the wavepacket coherence properties. The project contains theory and experiments at the attosecond laboratory.
  2. Electron pair entanglement. The project consists of creating an entangled electron pair via double ionization of an atom and of characterizing it. The project is mainly experimental using a high repetition rate attosecond pulse source and three-dimensional photoelectron spectroscopy.
  3. Laser development and applications. The goal is to continue the development of a short-pulse laser system in the infrared range (1.8 µm) and to explore applications, especially the generation of attosecond pulses with high photon energy.
  4. Intense attosecond pulses in the extreme ultraviolet range. The project includes the development, optimisation and characterization of a laser-driven source of intense attosecond pulses together with studies of ultrafast dynamics in atoms, molecules or plasmas with these pulses.

Last application date: 30 September 2021

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Open position

Post doc position in Attosecond Physics
Last application date: September 30, 2021

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Thesis Defences

Alexander Permogorov will defend his thesis: Target and laser pulse optimization for laser-driven ion acceleration, on October 1, 09.15 , n Rydberg lecture hall
Opponent: Matthias Schnürer, Max-Born-Institut, Berlin, Germany

Jasper Peschel will defend his thesis: Atomic and molecular dynamics probed by intense extreme ultraviolet attosecond pulses, on October 15, 09.15, in Rydberg lecture hall
Opponent: Jens Biegert, ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Barcelona, Spain

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Physics department, Professorsgatan 1, Lund

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