Getting Electrons Down to the Attosecond


Scientists Now Able to Measure Electrons on the Attosecond Scale

Using a new laser technology, physicists have been able to produce “attosecond” light pulses with high-intensity and high-energy photons.
This detection is the first time scientists have observed such interactions of photons in an attosecond pulse.

The Laboratory for Attosecond Physics (LAP) is a joint research institution between the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics and Ludwig-Maximilians University (LMU Munich).

Like other research centers focusing their research on the study of the microscopic motions of particles, LAP aims to acquire the capability to observe and control light-matter interactions.

LAP scientists work to develop new optical tools, particularly lasers, that can emit very short light pulses in the range of attoseconds.


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