Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

General description

The Laboratory for Attosecond Physics (LAP) is a research group based on researchers affiliated to Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich and Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, both in Garching, Germany. The main activities of LAP center around the development of femtosecond (few-cycle) high-energy light sources and attosecond spectroscopy in gases and solids. LAP consists of approximately 150 members organized in 15 closely collaborating subgroups. Our groups share common infrastructures at the two locations (LMU and MPQ). This generates an effective, motivating, and friendly atmosphere for doing what we love most: laser physics.

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Please direct your informal enquiries to Dr. Nils Haag at

Research Area 1 – Broadband Infrared Diagnostics and Spectroscopy; Medical Applications

Contact person – Alexander Apolonskiy,

Research Area 2 – Attosecond Nanophysics, Attosecond Collective DynamicsMultidimensional imaging; Ultrafast microscopy

Contact person – Matthias Kling,

Research Area 3 -High-intensity laser-plasma interactions and laser development

Contact person -Stefan Karsch,

Publications of interest

  • A. Sommer et al., Attosecond nonlinear polarization and light-matter energy transfer in solids, Nature 534, 86-90 (2016)
  • C. Kealhofer et al., All-optical control and metrology of electron pulses, Science 22, 429-433 (2016)
  • I. Pupeza et al., High-power sub-two-cycle mid-infrared pulses at 100 MHz repetition rate, Nature Photonics 9, 721-724 (2015)
  • J. Wenz et al., Quantitative X-ray phase contrast microtomography from a compact laser-driven betatron source, Nature Communications 6, 7589 (2015)
  • B. Förg et al., Attosecond nanoscale near-field sampling, Nature Communications 7, 11717 (2016)