• July 30, 2018
    A Glimpse into the Labs
    short report — The students from Saudi Arabia were able to have a detailed look at the laboratories at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet last week Thursday. In the cleanroom Dr. Vladimir Pervak explained to Abdullah Ali Alshehri, Ibrahim Abdullah Almuhanna, Rayan Khalid Alzahrani, Lamyaa Alasim and Saleha Mansour Alshalwi, how the production of optics for ultra-short-time laser physics works. Also included in the tour were the laboratories of Prof. Matthias Kling. The students are guests in the LAP team until the end of July, as a part of the Summer School for Quantum Optics;, a joint project between the  …
  • November 6, 2019
    King Abdulaziz First Class Medal
    short report — The custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman awarded the King Abdulaziz First Class Medal - Saudi Arabia’s highest civilian honor - to Prof. Dr. Abdallah Azzeer, the director of Attosecond Science laboratory (ASL) at King Saud University (KSU). The minister of education delivered the medal in presence of Saudi university rectors. The medal was awarded to Prof. Dr. Azzeer for his distinctive role in establishing a successful research collaboration between KSU and Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics (MPQ) and Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) of Munich. This led to the launching of a new cutting-edge laser …
  • January 2, 2020
    Field-resolved infrared spectroscopy of biological systems
    press release — In cooperation between the Laboratory of Attosecond Physics at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics and the Centre for Advanced Laser Applications of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, the King Saud University Riad and the Center for Molecular Fingerprinting (Budapest, Hungary), we have developed a molecular spectroscopy technique that overcomes long-standing limitations of traditional techniques, like Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy.
  • February 14, 2020
    A new laser source for the analysis of molecular fingerprints
    press release — Controlling, shaping, and measuring the electric field of light at sub-cycle regime enhances the depth of our insight into microscopic ultrafast dynamics at femtosecond and attosecond time scale. Our developed laser architecture fulfills these criteria. On the one hand, the system allows to generate optimized, non-sinusoidal pulses with scalable peak and average-power for attosecond pulse generation. On the other hand, the system enabled us to detect the electric field of the absorbed light by water molecules at near infrared spectral range for the first time. The demonstrated control and measurement of the electric …
  • May 11, 2020
    Quantum brakes in molecules
    press release — Physicists of the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics have measured the flight times of electrons in molecules after their creation with light. The small quantum particles were emitted from a specific atom within the molecules, which enabled to measure the molecular influence on their emission time. The results open new opportunities to study the forces that are holding molecules together in better detail.