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. Excitonic coupling of chlorophylls in the plant light-harvesting complex LHC-II

    A. Schubert, W. Beenken, H. Stiel, B. Voigt, D. Leupold, H. Lokstein

    Biophysical Journal 82 (2002) 1030-1039
  2. Towards time resolved, coupled structure-function information on carotenoid excited state processes: X-ray and optical short pulse double resonance spectroscopy

    H. Stiel, D. Leupold, M. Beck, I. Will, H. Lokstein, W. Sandner

    Journal of Biomedical and Biophysical Methods 48 (2001) 239-246
  3. Absolute EUV-yield from fs laser excited Xe-clusters

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

    Physical Review E 64 (2001) 036404/1-8
  4. Influence of laser intensity and pulse duration on the EUV-yield from a water jet target laser plasma

    U. Vogt, H. Stiel, I. Will, P. V. Nickles, W. Sandner, M. Wieland, T. Wilkens

    Applied Physics Letters 79 (2001) 2336-2338
  5. Scaling a water jet laser plasma source for EUV-lithography to high average power

    U. Vogt, H. Stiel, I. Will, M. Wieland, T. Wilhein, P. V. Nickles, W. Sandner

    SPIE Proceedings Series 4343 (2001) 87-93
  6. Design and application of a zone plate monochromator for laboratory

    U. Vogt, M. Wieland, T. Wilhein, M. Beck, H. Stiel

    Review of Scientific Instruments 72 (2001) 53-57
  7. Influence of laser pulse width on absolute EUV-yield from Xe-clusters

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

    European Physical Journal D 14 (2001) 331-335
  8. Evaluation of the energetic position of the lowest excited singlet state of b-carotene by NEXAFS and photoemission spectroscopy

    M. Beck, H. Stiel, D. Leupold, B. Winter, D. Pop, U. Vogt, C. Spitz

    Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 1506 (2001) 260-267
  9. A pulse-train laser driven XUV-source for picosecond pump-probe experiments in the water window

    M. Beck, U. Vogt, I. Will, A. Liero, H. Stiel, W. Sandner, T. Wilhein

    Optics Communications 190 (2001) 317-326
  10. Laser-plasma sources for extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography

    M. Schnürer, H. Stiel, U. Vogt, S. Avetisyan, I. Will, M. P. Kalachnikov, W. Radloff, P. Nickles, W. Sandner

    LaserOpto 33 (2001) 50-56