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


  • 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. (accepted 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, 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