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Krausz, Ferenc, Prof. Dr.

Ferenc Krausz

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) / Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik (MPQ)

Am Coulombwall 1
85748 Garching, Germany


Hans-Kopfermann-Str. 1

85748 Garching, Germany

Phone: +49 (0)89 32905-602
Fax: + 49 (0)89 32905-314

Function: Speaker

MAP research areas:

A.1 Broadband and intense coherent light sources

A.1.4 PFS pro - a KHz, sub-PW, few-cycle source

A.2 New technologies for broadband laser, ultrashort X-ray & high-energy particle beams

A.3 Laser-based high-energy particle and x-ray sources

B.1 Electronic structure a& dynamics

B.3 Lightwave electronics

B.3.1 Ultra-wideband light waveform synthesis



1993 Habilitation, laser physics - Vienna University of Technology, Faculty of Electrical Engineering

1991-1993 Postdoctoral fellow - Vienna University of Technology

1991 Ph.D., Laser Physics Vienna University of Technology, Faculty of Electrical Engineering

1987-1991 Ph.D. study in laser physics - Vienna University of Technology, Faculty of Electrical Engineering

1985-1987 Ph.D. study in laser physics - Budapest University of Technology, Institute of Experimental Physics

1985 M.Sc. with distinction

1981-1985 Study of theoretical physics, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest and study of electrical engineering, Budapest University of Technology

Academic career:

Since 2004 Professor of Physics, Chair of Experimental Physics / Laser Physics - Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Germany

Since 2003 Director, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching, Germany

1999-2004 Professor of Electrical Engineering, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

1996-1998 Assistant Professor, Vienna University of Technology


Research expertise and fields:

Main fields: Laser physics, x-ray physics, high-field- matter interactions

Current interests: Synthesis of intense, controlled waveforms of laser light, observation and control of atomic-scale electron motion on the as/fs time scale, intense-laser-matter interactions, development of laser generated brilliant x-ray & particle sources

Major achievements: Co-invention of chirped multilayer mirrors, control of light waves, generation and measurement of the first attosecond light pulse, real time observation of electron motions in and between atoms, including inner-shell relaxation, light-field-induced tunneling, valence



IEEE/LEOS Quantum Electronics Award (USA), 2006

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Prize, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Germany, 2006

Honorary Professorship at the Vienna Technical University, 2005

Honorary Doctorate Degree at the Technical University Budapest, 2005

Julius Springer Award in Applied Physics, Springer, Germany, USA, 2003

Member, Austrian Academy of Science, 2003

Wittgenstein Award, Federal Ministry of Science and Education, Austria, 2002

Carl Zeiss Award, Ernst Abbe Foundation, Germany, 1998

START Award, Federal Ministry of Science & Education, Austria, 1996

Fritz Kohlrausch Award, Austrian Physical Society, 1994 


Selected publications:

E. Goulielmakis et al., Real-time observation of valence electron motion, Nature 466, 739 (2010).

E. Goulielmakis et al., Single-cycle nonlinear optics, Science 320, 1614 (2008).

R. Kienberger et al., Atomic transient recorder, Nature 427, 817 (2004).

A. Baltuska et al., Attosecond control of electronic processes by intense light fields, Nature 421, 611 (2003).

M. Drescher et al., Time-resolved atomic inner-shell spectroscopy, Nature 419, 803 (2002).

M. Hentschel et al., Attosecond metrology, Nature 414, 509 (2001).

T. Brabec and F. Krausz, Intense few-cycle laser fields: Frontiers of nonlinear optics, Rev. Mod. Phys. 72, 545 (2000).

M. Nisoli et al., Compression of high-energy laser pulses below 5 fs, Opt. Lett. 22, 522 (1997).

L. Xu et al., Route to phase control of ultrashort light pulses, Opt. Lett. 21, 2008 (1996).

10. R. Szipocs et al., Chirped multilayer coatings for broadband dispersion control in femtosecond lasers, Opt. Lett. 19, 201 (1994).