Experimental Physics - Attosecond Physics
The motion of electrons on atomic, molecular, and mesoscopic – picometer-to-nanometer – scale implies charge, energy, and information flow which forms the basis of molecular processes and modern electronics likewise. It unfolds and evolves on attosecond to femtosecond time scale. Uncovering the microscopic origin of diseases and advancing electron-based information technologies calls for ever deeper insight into these motions.
Controlling and probing the atomic-scale flow of charge, energy, and information via steering electrons and probing their quantum states with controlled light forces and attosecond pulses is now becoming feasible in the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics (LAP) operated jointly at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ) and at the LMU Chair of Prof. Krausz. LAP research at the LMU aims at direct visualization of these motions, occurring on atto-/femto-second and pico-/nano-metre scales.