Attosecond Science

Real time observation of electron dynamics in matter

We develop advanced attosecond technologies to investigate the light-activated dynamics of matter with extreme time resolution. In particular, the main goal of our research is to track and ideally control the electronic motion in systems of increasing complexity, from simple molecules to biochemically relevant molecules and nanoparticles.

Recent highlights

Francesca Calegari elected OSA Fellow

05 November 2019

Our group leader Francesca Calegari was elected as a Fellow Member to the Optical Society (OSA) 2020 Fellows Class by the Society's Board of Directors. Francesca is being honoured specifically “for major contributions to attosecond science”.

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New joint laboratory project with CNR-IFN

08 July 2019

CFEL-ATTO starts a collaboration with CNR-IFN for a joint laboratory project to study the ultrafast charge dynamics in molecules of biological relevance.

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CFEL-ATTO joins the SFB925

01 July 2019

Charge migration in photo-ionized aromatic amino acids

01 April 2019

New publication in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A

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Researchers generate the shortest ultraviolet laser pulse ever

15 March 2019

New publication in Optics Letters from our group

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