S03 - Sub-cycle nanoplasma dynamics and nanoprocessing in solid dielectrics

Project description

In project S03, we will characterize and actively manipulate the sub-cycle dynamics of strong-field ionization and plasma formation near the surface of wide-bandgap dielectric solids via intense waveform controlled laser pulses. We will implement low-order harmonic interferometry as a new all-optical experimental protocol to characterize strong-field ionization. Combined with advanced self-consistent simulations of the field propagation and the nonlinear plasma dynamics, we will explore protocols to shape laser-induced modifications via waveform control of the sub-cycle ionization and excitation dynamics in standing waves.

Cooperation projects

S01S02S04, S05, S06, W01W03, W04, W05, W06, W07


  • Probing nonlinear excitation conditions: photoluminescence and nonlinear absorption studies in laser-irradiated dielectrics
    P.S. Sneftrup, P. Juergens, V.D. Michele, J.R.C. Andrade, M.J.J. Vrakking, P. Balling and A. Mermillod-Blondin
    Appl. Phys. A 130(3), 175 (2024)
    involved projects: S03
  • Linking High-Harmonic Generation and Strong-Field Ionization in Bulk Crystals
    P. Juergens, S.D.C.R. Abbing, M. Mero, C.L. Garcia, G.G. Brown, M.J.J. Vrakking, A. Mermillod-Blondin, P.M. Kraus, and A. Husakou
    ACS Photonics 11(1), 247–256 (2024)
  • Spectroscopic Signatures of Plasmonic Near-Fields on High-Harmonic Emission
    S.A. Jalil, K.M. Awan, J. Baxter, G. Bart, D.N. Purschke, T. Fennel, D.M. Villeneuve, A. Staudte, P. Berini, T. Brabec, L. Ramunno, and G. Vampa
    Laser Photonics Rev 17(12), 2300448 (2023)
    involved projects: S03, S05
  • Generation of Large Vortex-Free Superfluid Helium Nanodroplets
    A. Ulmer, A. Heilrath, B. Senfftleben, S.M.O. O'Connell-Lopez, B. Kruse, L. Seiffert, K. Kolatzki, B. Langbehn, A. Hoffmann, T.M. Baumann, R. Boll, A.S. Chatterley, A. De Fanis, B. Erk, S. Erukala, A.J. Feinberg, T. Fennel, P. Grychtol, R. Hartmann, M. Ilchen, M. Izquierdo, B. Krebs, M. Kuster, T. Mazza, J. Montaño, G. Noffz, D.E. Rivas, D. Schlosser, F. Seel, H. Stapelfeldt, L. Strüder, J. Tiggesbäumker, H. Yousef, M. Zabel, P. Ziolkowski, M. Meyer, Y. Ovcharenko, A.F. Vilesov, T. Möller, D. Rupp and R.M.P. Tanyag
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 131(7), 076002 (2023)
  • Transient High-Harmonic Spectroscopy in an Inorganic-Organic Lead Halide Perovskite
    M.L.S. van der Geest, J.J. de Boer, K. Murzyn, P. Juergens, B. Ehrler, and P.M. Kraus, PM
    J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 14(48), 10810–10818 (2023)
  • Following the nonthermal phase transition in niobium dioxide by time-resolved harmonic
    Z. Nie, L. Guery, E.B. Molinero, P. Juergens, T.J. Van Den Hooven, Y. Wang, A. Jimenez Galan, P.C.M. Planken, R.E.F. Silva and P.M. Kraus
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 131(24), 243201, (2023)
  • Efficient Indirect Interatomic Coulombic Decay Induced by Photoelectron Impact Excitation in Large He Nanodroplets
    L. Ben Ltaief, K. Sishodia, S. Mandal, S. De, S. R. Krishnan, C. Medina, N. Pal, R. Richter, T. Fennel and M. Mudrich
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 131(2), 023001, (2023)
  • Few-femtosecond resolved imaging of laser-driven nanoplasma expansion
    C. Peltz, J. A. Powell, P. Rupp, A. Summers, T. Gorkhover, M. Gallei, I. Halfpap, E. Antonsson, B. Langer, C. Trallero-Herrero, C. Graf, D. Ray, Q. Liu, T. Osipov, M. Bucher, K. Ferguson, S. Möller, S. Zherebtsov, D. Rolles, E. Rühl, G. Coslovich, R. N. Coffee, C. Bostedt, A. Rudenko, M. F. Kling and T. Fennel
    New J. Phys. 24(4), 043024 (2022)

Project leaders

Prof. Thomas Fennel
Phone: +49 (0)381 498 6815
Email: thomas.fenneluni-rostockde

Dr. Arnaud Rouzée
Phone: +49 (0)30 6392 1240
Email: rouzeembi-berlinde


University of Rostock
Institute of Physics

Albert-Einstein-Str. 23
18059 Rostock

Max Born Institute
Department A

Max Born Str. 2A
12489 Berlin