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DPG Physics School 2007
supported by the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus - Foundation

20 to 25 May 2007, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany

Attosecond Physics

Markus Drescher, University of Hamburg & Manfred Lein, University of Kassel

The art of directly measuring the temporal evolution of electronic processes on the electron's 'natural' - attosecond - time scale has rapidly developed during the last few years. Not only does attosecond physics enter a yet unexplored territory (1 as = 10-18 s), but its novel methods and techniques utilize rather unconventional interactions between light and matter like electron tunneling, streaking or rescattering. Understanding attosecond physics requires learning about techniques and phenomena, that are usually not (yet) mediated in university physics education.
It is the intention of this summer school to assemble a curriculum of tutorial lectures, where distinguished scientists representing different aspects of the field mediate key knowledge in attosecond science. The school aims at providing a comprehensive overview of the subject ranging from the necessary theoretical background over the latest technological developments to the most recent scientific applications.

Lecturers / Topics
  • Andrius Baltuska, Vienna University of Technology
    fs - laser concepts: CPA, OPCPA
  • Wilhelm Becker, Max-Born-Institute, Berlin
    Theory of single-cycle physics
  • Joachim Burgdörfer, Vienna University of Technology
    Theory of time-resolved atomic physics
  • Dimitris Charalambidis, Foundation for Research and Technology, Heraklion
    Nonlinear attosecond X-ray physics
  • Mette Gaarde, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Theory of High Harmonic Generation
  • Shaukat Khan, University of Hamburg
    Attosecond pulses from free-electron-lasers
  • Ferenc Krausz, Max-Planck-Institute for Quantum Optics, Garching
    Atomic physics with attosecond pulses
  • Chii-Dong Lin, Kansas State University
    Theory of light-enforced rescattering
  • Jon Marangos, Imperial College London
    Attosecond pulses from Raman processes
  • Pascal Salières, DRECAM, Saclay
    Attosecond pulses from High Harmonic Generation
  • Giuseppe Sansone, Politechnico di Milano, Milan
    Formation of few-cycle light pulses
  • George Tsakiris, Max-Planck-Institute for Quantum Optics, Garching
    Attosecond pulses from surfaces
  • Thomas Udem, Max-Planck-Institute for Quantum Optics, Garching
    Frequency-comb technique for CEP-stabilization
  • David Villeneuve, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa
    Molecular Tomography
  • Ian Walmsley, University of Oxford
    Temporal characterization of attosecond pulses

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