Ultrafast Optics and X-Rays Division

Learn more about UFOX

What does UFOX stand for? It's Ultra Fast Optics X-ray. The Team's main area of research is the control of photons and electrons with ever increasing precision, currently in the attosecond range with the goal to advance ultrafast light and electron sources from the THz to the X-ray wavelength range. The sources can be of table-top size or large-scale X-FELs that enable new techniques to advance our understanding of the structure and function of matter. The team is led by Professor Franz Kaertner. Currently the team are building a larger experiment named AXSIS at DESY which is funded by a Synergy Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). Read more.

Meet the team:

Find out more about our multidisciplinary team and the research groups that they cover. We are continuously looking for Master's, PHD and Post-Doctorate Students to join us. Read more.

News and Announcements

Coupled terahertz device significantly improves electron beam quality

28 June 2019

Scientists at DESY have achieved a new world record for an experimental type of miniature particle accelerator: For the first time, a terahertz powered accelerator more than doubled the energy of the injected electrons.

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Milestone for compact particle accelerators

14 June 2019

The team headed by Andreas Maier from the University of Hamburg and by Franz Kärtner from DESY is presenting its findings in the current issue of Nature Communications.

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Cycle, a DESY spin-off in Femtosecond lasers

29 April 2019

Cycle, a DESY spin-off was founded 3 years ago with the mission of building innovative ultrafast technology for science and industry applications.

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