OSE Seminar by Dr. Jens Biegert on Intense light in the mid-IR

Departmental News

Dr. Jens Biegert

Posted: October 14, 2019

Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019 

Time:  12:15 PM to 1:15 PM

Location:  CHTM, Room 101

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Dr. Jens Biegert

ICFO, Barcelona


The prospects offered by strong-field physics and attosecond science have been a key motivation for the development of long-wavelength sources of intense ultrashort pulses. The demands set by the experiments are quite stringent and require few-cycle carrier-to-envelope phase-stable pulses at high average power. I will describe some of our work that has enabled new research such as atomic-scale molecular imaging and attosecond soft X-ray spectroscopy. These sources draw from recent developments in fiber optics, nonlinear materials, band gap materials, and OPCPA.


Jens Biegert received his PhD in 2001 with distinction from the Technical University Munich and his work was also awarded the Allen Prize of the Optical Society (OSA). He went on to head a research group on ultrafast pulse generation and strong-field physics during his Habilitation at ETH Zurich from 2001 until 2006. Since 2007 as a tenured Professor at ICFO and ICREA professor of the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies, his research focus lays on the investigation of the real-time quantum dynamics of electrons and nuclei in atoms, molecules, and solids. Jens Biegert is actively involved in the scientific community as author of the white book leading to the European Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI), is elected member of the management board of Laserlab-Europe and Laserlab-Europe AISBL, chair-elect of the Board of Meetings of the Optical Society (OSA), panel member of the European Research Council and the Volkswagen Foundation, and traveling lecturer of the Optical Society (OSA). He holds an appointment as an Adjunct Professor at the University of New Mexico in the USA, is Associate Editor of APL Photonics, a fellow of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation, fellow of Optical Society of America, fellow of the American Physical Society and fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. He is ERC Advanced Grant holder and in 2019 was awarded the Bessel Prize of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.