MBI Staff Member – Personal info


  • Project Coordinator 4.2 "Application Laboratories and Technology Transfer",
  • Project Member 3.3 "Transient Structures and Imaging with X-rays",
  • Head of BLiX-Laboratory


My research and development interests cover:

  • Structure function relationships of parts of photosynthetic apparatus
  • X-ray absorption and emission spectroscopy of organic molecules
  • Design and development  of laser based short wavelength and X-ray sources
  • Soft X-ray imaging using laser based sources
  • Laboratory X-ray microscopy

Curriculum vitae

1993 - present: Senior Scientist

1991 - 1993: Scientist
Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy

1979 - 1991: Scientist
Zentralinstitut für Optik und Spektroskopie (ZOS), Academy of Sciences, GDR

1986: Ph.D. Thesis: "Development of a spectrometer for nonlinear absorption measurements and its application"
Dr. rer. nat.  Humboldt University Berlin

1979: Diploma Thesis: "Polaritons in CdS"
Moscow Lomonosov State University (MSU), Moscow, Russia

MBI Publications

  1. Characterization of a laser-produced plasma source for a laboratory EUV reflectometer

    F. Scholze, F. Scholz, J. Tuemmler, G. Ulm, H. Legall, P.V. Nickles, W. Sandner, H. Stiel, L. van Loyen

    SPIE Proceedings Series 5037 (2003) 670-681
  2. A high-density sub-micron liquid spray for laser driven radiation sources

    S. Ter-Avetisyan, M. Schnürer, H. Stiel, P. V. Nickles

    Journal of Physics D-Applied Physics 36 (2003) 2421-2426
  3. Efficient extreme ultraviolet emission from xenon-cluster jet targets at high repetition rate laser illumination

    S. Ter-Avetisyan, U. Vogt, H. Stiel, M. Schnürer, I. Will, P. V. Nickles

    Journal of Applied Physics 94 (2003) 5489-5496
  4. Ion acceleration with ultrafast lasers

    S. Busch, S. Ter-Avetisyan, M. Schnürer, M. P. Kalachnikov, V. Karpov, H. Schönnagel, H. Stiel, U. Vogt, P. V. Nickles, W. Sandner

    Applied Physics Letters 82 (2003) 3354-3356
  5. KIlohertz sources of hard x-rasy and fast ions with femtosecond laser-plasmas

    A. Thoss, M. Richardson, G. Korn, M. Faubel, H. Stiel, U. Vogt, T. Elsaesser

    Journal of the Optical Society of America B 20 (2003) 224-228
  6. A new laboratory EUV reflectometer for large optics using a laser plasma source

    L. van Loyen, T. Boettger, S. Braun, H. Mai, A. Leson, F. Scholze, J.Tuemmler, G. Ulm, H. Legall, P.V. Nickles, W. Sandner, H. Stiel, C. E. Rempel, M. Schulze, J. Brutscher, F. Macco, S. Muellender

    SPIE Proceedings Series 5038 (2003) 12-21
  7. EUV-emission of Xenon-clusters excited by a high repetition rate burst mode laser

    H. Stiel, U. Vogt, S. Ter-Avetisyan, M. Schnürer, I. Will, P. V. Nickles

    SPIE Proceedings Series 4781 (2002) 26-34
  8. High-repetition rate femtosecond laser-driven hard X-ray source

    A. Egbert, B. Mader, B. Tkachenko, C. Fallnich, B. N. Chichkov, H. Stiel, P. V. Nickles

    Applied Physics Letters 81 (2002) 2328-2330
  9. Ultrashort 1-kHz laser plasma hard x-ray source

    G. Korn, A. Thoss, H. Stiel, U. Vogt, M. Richardson, T. Elsaesser, M. Faubel

    Optics Letters 27 (2002) 866-868
  10. Absolute X-ray yield studies from Xe-clusters with ultrashort Ti:sapphire laser pulses at 2x1018 W/cm2

    P. V. Nickles, S. Ter-Avetisyan, H. Stiel, W. Sandner, M. Schnürer

    AIP Conference Proceedings Melville, New York, 2002 (2002) 288-293