Brief Reflections from a Plasma Mirror

Plasmas consisting of relativistic electrons are used to generate highly intense attosecond laser pulses

Coupling Photons to Rydberg Atoms

Photon-based quantum logic gates for future quantum computers

Absolute Duration of the Photoelectric Effect

The photoemission from the tungsten conduction band can proceed faster than previously anticipated

Shaping Electron Bunches with Terahertz Light Pulses

Specifically-shaped electron pulses for materials studies in the femtosecond and attosecond range

Molecules Brilliantly Illuminated

A new high-power laser system generates ultrashort pulses covering a large share of the mid-infrared spectrum.

Faster Laser-Based X-Ray Imaging

Using a novel, laser-based X-ray technique, physicists have imaged a bone sample in three dimensions by microtomography within minutes

High Impact of Ultrafast Physics

The use of light to direct electron flows may lead to a new era of optoelectronics

Attoseconds Break Into Atomic Interior

New laser technology to generate attosecond bursts of high-energy photons of unprecedented intensity

Fast, Faster, Zeptosecond

German physicists investigate the photoionization process with zeptosecond precision

Speeding up Electronics With Light

Ultrafast laser flashes generate the fastest electric current inside a solid material