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Junior research group leader "Ultrafast dynamics in nanoplasma"


My research is focused on advancing a fundamental understanding of non-equilibrium dynamics in highly excited matter on the nanoscale. The excitation of nanoparticles, such as clusters and nanodroplets in strong laser fields, provides a well-defined scenario to explore and possibly control the correlated dynamics of excitation and plasma formation. The light-induced dynamics are probed via (time-resolved) coherent diffractive imaging, using intense short-wavelength pulses from free-electron lasers (FELs) and high-harmonic generation (HHG) sources, and the concurrent spectroscopic measurement of ions and electrons. In this context I develop and advance innovative detection schemes, beam focusing, manipulation and characterization tools as well as sample delivery systems.


  • Coherent diffractive imaging in the XUV regime: 3D geometry of single nanoparticles
  • Coincident diffractive imaging and ion spectroscopy of individual gas-phase clusters
  • Towards diffractive imaging of electron dynamics with (attosecond) HHG pulses
  • X-ray Movie Camera at FLASH: Filming light induced dynamics in single clusters
  • Resonant diffractive imaging of excitation and nanoplasma dynamics at FELs

MBI Publikationen

  1. Imaging plasma formation in isolated nanoparticles with ultrafast resonant scattering

    D. Rupp, L. Flückiger, M. Adolph, A. Colombo, T. Gorkhover, M. Harmand, M. Krikunova, J. P. Müller, T. Oelze, Y. Ovcharenko, M. Richter, M. Sauppe, S. Schorb, R. Treusch, D. Wolter, C. Bostedt, T. Möller

    Structural Dynamics 7 (2020) 034303/1-10
  2. Highly nonlinear ionization of atoms induced by intense high-harmonic pulses

    B. Senfftleben, M. Kretschmar, A. Hoffmann, M. Sauppe, J. Tümmler, I. Will, T. Nagy, M. J. J. Vrakking, D. Rupp, B. Schütte

    Journal of Physics: Photonics 2 (2020) 034001/1-12
  3. Propagation-assisted generation of intense few-femtosecond high-harmonic pulses

    B. Major, M. Kretschmar, O. Ghafur, A. Hoffmann, K. Kovács, K. Varjú, B. Senfftleben, J. Tümmler, I. Will, T. Nagy, D. Rupp, M. J. J. Vrakking, V. Tosa, B. Schütte

    Journal of Physics: Photonics 2 (2020) 034002/1-10
  4. Thin-disk laser-pumped OPCPA system delivering 4.4 TW few-cycle pulses

    M. Kretschmar, J. Tuemmler, B. Schütte, A. Hoffmann, B. Senfftleben, M. Mero, M. Sauppe, D. Rupp, M. J. J. Vrakking, I. Will, T. Nagy

    Optics Express 28 (2020) 34574-34585
  5. Deep neural networks for classifying complex features in diffraction images

    J. Zimmermann, B. Langbehn, R. Cucini, M. Di Fraia, P. Finetti, A. C. LaForge, T. Nishiyama, Y. Ovcharenko, P. Piseri, O. Plekan, K. C. Prince, F. Stienkemeier, K. Ueda, C. Callegari, T. Möller, D. Rupp

    Physical Review E 99 (2019) 063309/1-20
  6. Clusters and nanocrystals

    C. Bostedt, T. Gorkhover, D. Rupp, T. Möller

    Synchrotron Light Sources and Free-Electron Lasers Springer, Cham (2019) 1-49
  7. XUV double-pulses with femtosecond to 650 ps separation from a multilayer-mirror-based split-and-delay unit at FLASH

    M. Sauppe, D. Rompotis, B. Erk, S. Bari, T. Bischoff, R. Boll, C. Bomme, C. Bostedt, S. Dörner, S. Düsterer, T. Feigl, L. Flückiger,, T. Gorkhover, K. Kolatzki, B. Langbehn, N. Monserud, E. Müller, J. P. Müller, C. Passow, D. Ramm, D. Rolles, K. Schubert, L. Schwob, B. Senfftleben, R. Treusch, A. Ulmer, H. Weigelt, J. Zimbalski, J. Zimmermann, T. Möller, D. Rupp

    Journal of Synchrotron Radiation 25 (2018) 1-12
  8. CAMP@FLASH: an end‐station for imaging, electron‐ and ion‐spectroscopy, and pump–probe experiments at the FLASH free‐electron laser

    B. Erk, J. P. Müller, C. Bomme, R. Boll, G. Brenner, H. N. Chapman, J. Correa, S. Düsterer, S. Dziarzhytski, S. Eisebitt, H. Graafsma, S. Grunewald, L. Gumprecht, R. Hartmann, G. Hauser, B. Keitel, von Korff Schmising, C., M. Kuhlmann, B. Manschwetus, L. Mercadier, E. Müller, C. Passow, E. Plönjes, D. Ramm, D. Rompotis, A. Rudenko, D. Rupp, M. Sauppe, F. Siewert, D. Schlosser, L. Strüder, A. Swiderski, S. Techert, K. Tiedtke, T. Tilp, R.Treusch, I. Schlichting, J. Ullrich, R. Moshammer, T. Möller, D. Rolles

    Journal of Synchrotron Radiation 25 (2018) 1529-1540
  9. Three-dimensional shapes of spinning helium nanodroplets

    B. Langbehn, K. Sander, Y. Ovcharenko, C. Peltz, A. Clark, M. Coreno, R. Cucini, M. Drabbels, P. Finetti, M. Di Fraia, L .Giannessi, C. Grazioli, D. Iablonskyi, A. C. LaForge, T. Nishiyama, Álvarez de Lara, V. O., P. Piseri, O. Plekan, K. Ueda, J. Zimmermann, K. C. Prince, F. Stienkemeier, C. Callegari, T. Fennel, D. Rupp, T. Möller

    Physical Review Letters 121 (2018) 255301/1-6
  10. Coherent diffractive imaging of single helium nanodroplets with a high harmonic generation source

    D. Rupp, N. Monserud, B. Langbehn, M. Sauppe, J. Zimmermann, Y. Ovcharenko, T. Möller, F. Frassetto, L. Poletto, A. Trabattoni, F. Calegari, M. Nisoli, K. Sander, C. Peltz, M. J. J. Vrakking, T. Fennel, A. Rouzée

    Nature Communications 8 (2017) 493/1-6