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Twisting magnetization with light – Laser pulses enable faster creation of skyrmions in magnets

Photon-recoil imaging: a new route to study nonlinear x-ray physics

Who stole the light? Self-induced ultrafast demagnetization limits the amount of light diffracted…

MBI conducts basic research in the field of nonlinear optics and ultrafast dynamics in the interaction of matter with laser light and pursues applications that emerge from this research. It develops and utilizes ultrashort and ultrafast lasers and laser-based short-pulse light sources in a wide spectral range in conjunction with nonlinear spectroscopy methods. The combined use of lasers with x-ray pulses from free electron lasers and synchrotrons complements this scientific program. With its research, MBI fulfills a nationwide mission and is an integral part of the international science community. It offers its facilities and its scientific know-how also to external researchers within the framework of an active guest programme. MBI is involved in various cooperative research projects with universities, other research institutions and industrial partners.
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Ultrafast electron control -- Inside of graphene, at the surface of needle tips, and in a nanophotonics-structured vacuum
Virtual, via Zoom link | MBI Colloquium
Prof. Dr. Peter Hommelhoff
Ultrafast electron control is at the core of various fundamental physical effects and emerging technological applications. In this talk, I will show a few new results circling around this theme.   In the first part, I will show that electrons can be strongly driven inside of the 2-d…
December 2020