Dr. Laszlo Veisz
Laboratory for Attosecond Physics
Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics
A unique light source based on the optical parametric synthesizer principle is presented. It delivers pulses with sub-5-fs pulse duration and 18 TW peak power and it is focusable to ultra-relativistic intensities of about 10^20 W/cm^2. This unparalleled source is ideally suited for the generation of (a) intense isolated attosecond XUV pulses via high harmonic generation in gases or overdense plasmas as well as (b) relativistic attosecond electron bunches from laser-plasma interaction. These sources open up various fields of applications, among others nonlinear XUV science or electron diffraction in the attosecond domain.
Dr Veisz was educated in Budapest, Jena and Vienna, and has been at MPQ since 2004, where he is now the Deputy Director of the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics. He has won many awards, including a Lisa Meitner Fellowship at TU – Vienna. His current interests are in high power OPCPA laser systems, laser-particle acceleration, ultrafast electron diffraction and single attosecond pulse generation and applications.
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Dr. Martin C. Richardson
Pegasus Professor and University Trustee Chair, Northrop Grumman Prof of X-ray Photonics; Prof of Optics; Director Townes Laser Institute