Research Topics

Learn more about our Research Topics

The UFOX Group's aim is to push the frontiers in science and applications of ultrafast and intense sources of photons and
electrons. We have a number of research directions which are pursued by small teams typically led by a senior scientist involving students and postdocs.

Please click on the content links below to find out more about the research topics we cover and interesting publications.

Terahertz acceleration

AXSIS and the Accelerator on a chip (ACHIP) projects in the UFOX group are aiming to miniaturize electron accelerators in order to open up new realms of applications of electron sources.

Solid state lasers

Ultrashort pulse lasers are an enabling technology common to all our research directions including industrial applications.

Optical parametric synthesis

The team works on projects with the aim to produce the shortest optical pulses in the world in the visible and infrared spectral range.

Attosecond science

The project is aiming to generate bright attosecond pulses tunable over the water-window and soft-X-ray region that will allow for the observation of chemical reactions in many organic systems.

Integrated photonics

This project is interested in linear and nonlinear silicon-photonics including the full integration of ultra-stable high power lasers operating in the continuous wave and mode-locked pulsed regime in the near and the mid-Infrared wavelengths.

Timing & frequency metrology

The team is working towards the implementation of timing distribution systems, which are large laser-microwave networks connected through fiber links.

Dielectric Laser Accelerators

Dielectric laser accelerators (DLAs) at optical frequencies are electron accelerators miniaturized to the chip level. This miniaturization opens up new and hopefully more applications of electron sources in science and technology at significantly reduced costs.

PetaHertz electronics

The team in collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology is aiming to overcome the fundamental speed limits of modern-day electronics by controlling the collective electronic movement with tailored light waves.