MBI Staff Member – Personal info


Junior reserach group leader on Attosecond XUV Nonlinear Optics

Member of MBI projects 1.2, 2.1 and 2.2


Experiments using intense attosecond pulses

We have developed a new beamline for the generation of intense attosecond pulse, which we use to perform attosecond-pump attosecond-probe experiments.

XUV refractive optics

Using inhomogeneous gas jets, we have developed the first refractive lens and prism in the XUV region of the spectrum. Currently, we study XUV refraction in the time domain.

Time-resolved nanoplasma dynamics

Nanoplasma dynamics in clusters induced by intense NIR and XUV pulses are investigated using novel pump-probe techniques including THz streaking and ionization ignition.

Generation of intense THz pulses

In collaboration with project 3.1, an intense THz source with a electric field strength exceeding 1 MV/cm has been developed.

Curriculum vitae

since 2020: Junior research group leader at Max-Born-Institut

2016-2019: Scientist at the Max-Born-Institut

2014-2016: Independent postdoc project at the Imperial College Londed funded by a research fellowship

2011:2014: Postdoc at the Max-Born-Institut

2008-2011: PhD at the University of Hamburg funded by a PhD scholarship

2005-2006: Erasmus student at University of Lund, Sweden

2002-2008: Undergraduate studies of physics at the University of Technology in Dresden


2016: 7th ISUILS Award for Young Reserachers


Funding from ELI-ALPS for the development of a velocity-map imaging endstation

MBI Publications

  1. Compact realization of all-attosecond pump-probe spectroscopy

    M. Kretschmar, E. Svirplys, M. Volkov, T. Witting, T. Nagy, M. J. J. Vrakking, B. Schütte

    Science Advances 10 (2024) 1-7
  2. High-order harmonic generation in a strongly overdriven regime

    B. Major, K. Kovács, E. Svirplys, M. Anus, O. Ghafur, K. Varjú, M. J. J. Vrakking, V. Tosa, B. Schütte

    Physical Review A 107 (2023) 023514/1-6
  3. Attosecond investigation of extreme-ultraviolet multi-photon multi-electron ionization

    M. Kretschmar, A. Hadjipittas, B. Major, J. Tümmler, I. Will, T. Nagy, M. J. J. Vrakking, A. Emmanouilidou, B. Schütte

    Optica 9 (2022) 639-644
  4. Intense XUV pulses from a compact HHG setup using a single harmonic

    M. Kretschmar, M. J. J. Vrakking, B. Schütte

    Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 54 (2021) 20LT01/1-6
  5. Compact intense extreme-ultraviolet source

    B. Major, O. Ghafur, K. Kovács, K. Varjú, V. Tosa, M. J. J. Vrakking, B. Schütte

    Optica 8 (2021) 960-965
  6. Extreme-ultraviolet spectral compression by four-wave mixing

    L. Drescher, O. Kornilov, T. Witting, V. Shokeen, M. J. J. Vrakking, B. Schütte

    Nature Photonics 15 (2021) 263–266
  7. 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
  8. Field-induced tunneling ionization and terahertz-driven electron dynamics in liquid water

    A. Ghalgaoui, L.-M. Koll, B. Schütte, B. P. Fingerhut, K. Reimann, M. Woerner, T. Elsaesser

    Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 11 (2020) 7717–7722
  9. THz streak camera performance for single-shot characterization of XUV pulses with complex temporal structures

    T. Oelze, O. Kulyk, B. Schütte, U. Frühling, E. Klimešová, B. Jagielski, L. Dittrich, M. Drescher, R. Pan, N. Stojanovic, V. Polovinkin, K. P. Khakurel, K. Muehlig, I. J. Bermudez Macias, S. Düsterer, B. Faatz, J. Andreasson, M. Wieland, M. Krikunova

    Optics Express 28 (2020) 20686-20703
  10. 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