MBI Staff Member – Personal info


  • Project Coordinator: 4.3 "Nanoscaled Optics and Samples",
  • Member of Project: 3.3 "Transient Structures and lmaging with X-rays"


In the new application lab for Nanoscaled Optics and Samples we produce mainly thin magnetic multilayer systems by magnetron sputtering and thermal boat evaporation. After preparation we characterize these samples (topography, roughness, magnetic domain ...) by Atomic and Magnetic Force Microscopy (AFM/MFM) and Magneto-Optic Kerr Magnetometry (MOKE). These multicomponent magnetic samples are optimized for the experiments e.g. in project 3.2 and 3.3 like small angle scattering, coherent imaging or magnetic dichroism spectroscopy.

All samples can be modified after preparation by Focussed Ion Beam (FIB) and Electron beam Lithography, e.g. to produce mask for coherent imaging or nanostructures. Additionally we produce so called exchange biased magnetic layer systems and modify them by light ion bombardment. With this technique we can change the strength and the direction of the unidirectional anisotropy.

Curriculum vitae

02/2016 - present: Scientist
Prof. Dr. Stefan Eisebitt

04/2012 - 01/2016: Postdoctoral Scientist
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin
Prof. Dr. Stefan Eisebitt

09/2010 - 03/2012: Managing Director
Center for Interdisciplinary Nanostructure Science and Technology (CINSaT)

07/2007 - 09/2010: Scientist
University of Kassel
Prof. Dr. Arno Ehresmann

03/2005 - 06/2007: Guest Scientist
University of Kassel
Prof. Dr. Arno Ehresmann

04/2004 - 01/2008: Managing Director

01/2001 - 04/2004: Phd Thesis: "Modifikation der magnetischen Eigenschaften von polykristallinen Mehrschichtsystemen mit Austauschverschiebung durch He-Ionenbeschuss"
University of Kaiserslautern, Dr. rer. nat.
Prof. Dr. Hans Schmoranzer

MBI Publications

  1. Origin of strong-field-induced low-order harmonic generation in amorphous quartz

    P. Jürgens, B. Liewehr, B. Kruse, C. Peltz, D. Engel, A. Husakou, T. Witting, M. Y. Ivanov, M. J. J. Vrakking, T. Fennel, A. Mermillod-Blondin

    Nature Physics online (2020) 1-11
  2. Element specificity of transient extreme ultra-violet magnetic dichroism

    J. K. Dewhurst, F. Willems, P. Elliott, Q. Z. Li, von Korff Schmising, C., C. Strüber, D. W. Engel, S. Eisebitt, S. Sharma

    Physical Review Letters 124 (2020) 077203/1-6
  3. Optical inter-site spin transfer probed by energy and spin-resolved transient absorption spectroscopy

    F. Willems, von Korff Schmising, C., C. Strüber, D. Schick, W. D. Engel, J. K. Dewhurst, P. Elliott, S. Sharma, S. Eisebitt

    Nature Communications 11 (2020) 871/1-7
  4. Photoinscription of optical microstructures in fused silica with few-cycle pulses

    F. J. Furch, W. D. Engel, T. Witting, A. Perez-Leija, D. Biasetti, G. Torchia, M. J. J. Vrakking, A. Mermillod-Blondin

    SPIE Proceedings Series 11268 (2020) 11268ON/1-6
  5. Transient Magnetic Gratings on the Nanometer Scale, Feature article

    D. Weder, von Korff Schmising, C., C. M. Günther, M. Schneider, D. Engel, P. Hessing, C. Strüber, M. Weigand, B. Vodungbo, E. Jal, X. Liu, A. Merhe, E. Pedersoli, F. Capotondi, J. Lüning, B. Pfau, S. Eisebitt

    Structural Dynamics 7 (2020) 054501/1-13
  6. A tabletop setup for ultrafast helicitydependent and element-specific absorption spectroscopy and scattering in the extreme ultraviolet spectral range

    K. Yao, F. Willems, von Korff Schmising, C., C. Strüber, P. Hessing, B. Pfau, D. Schick, D. Engel, K. Gerlinger, M. Schneider, S. Eisebitt

    Review of Scientific Instruments 91 (2020) 093001/1-10
  7. Distinct spectral response in M-edge magnetic circular dichroism

    K. Yao, F. Willems, von Korff Schmising, C., I. Radu, C. Strüber, D. Schick, D. Engel, A. Tsukamoto, J. K. Dewhurst, S. Sharma, S. Eisebitt

    Physical Review B 102 (2020) 100405(R)/1-6
  8. Spatial distribution of electric-field enhancement across the gap of terahertz bow-tie antennas

    M. Runge, D. Engel, M. Schneider, K. Reimann, M. Woerner, T. Elsaesser

    Optics Express 28 (2020) 24389-24398
  9. Time-resolved near-edge x-ray absorption spectroscopy in the water window and beyond using laboratory-based laser plasma sources

    H. Stiel, D. Engel, L. Glöggler, A. Jonas, I. Mantouvalou, J. Tümmler

    in: X-Ray Lasers 2018 (2020), Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers (ICXRL 2018 (2020) 147-154
  10. Magneto-optical functions at the 3p resonances of Fe, Co, and Ni: Ab-initio description and experiment

    F. Willems, S. Sharma, von Korff Schmising, C., J. K. Dewhurst, L. Salemi, D. Schick, P. Hessing, C. Strüber, W. D. Engel, S. Eisebitt

    Physical Review Letters 122 (2019) 217202/1-6