Krishna Saraswathula

Graduate student

Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL)
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Notkestrasse 85 (building 222, room EG.019)
22607 Hamburg


Krishna will design experiments using UV-XUV pump probe and/or XUV-IR pump probe techniques needed to study Biomolecules, for e.g DNA, with unprecedented temporal resolution. The goal is to study through time resolved measurements of these fragmented molecules, the electron dynamics which govern the chemical and biological nature.These experiments require generation of isolated attosecond XUV pulses in combination with few-cycle UV pulses as well as to develop advanced molecular sources.

Academic Career

Since 2017
Graduate Student at DESY in the FS-ATTO group
2016 - 2017
Research assistant, Helmholtz Institute Jena.
Work : Surface high harmonics wave front study with 200 TW laser
2013 - 2016
MSc. in Optics and Photonics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Project : Surface high harmonics generation from solid with 200 TW laser