Laura Silletti

Graduate student

Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL)
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Notkestrasse 85 (building 94, room EG 03.018)
22607 Hamburg


Laura performs time-resolved studies of electron dynamics in bio-chemically relevant molecules, which occur on ultrashort time scales. Her work comprises the generation of ultrashort ultraviolet (UV) pulses at high repetition rate by means of third harmonic generation driven by compressed IR pulses. The real time investigation of ultrashort dynamics is achieved by the realization of a UV-pump UV-probe setup.

Academic Career

Since 2019
Graduate Student at DESY in the FS-ATTO group
2017- 2018
Student Assistant for master thesis at PGI-6 in Jülich Forschungszentrum.
Thesis: Generation of XUV radiation by laser excited high harmonics in a gas jet target
MSc. in Physics at Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf
Specialized courses: Quantum Optics and Plasma physics