Welcome to the X-ray Quantum Optics group!

X-rays are photons with very short wavelengths in the Angstrom range and have very desirable properties. They carry a large momentum, are robust, have exceptional penetration depth, good detection efficiency and remarkable focusing potential, far from any practical diffraction-limit constraint. However, at present the degree of control over x-ray photons is far from what has been achieved at optical frequencies. Our group is working on new approaches to achieve quantum control of x-rays.

In addition to x-ray quantum control, further research topics include atomic and nuclear processes in laser-generated plasmas, the 229Th nuclear clock, and laser-nucleus reactions. Visit our research page!



As part of the QuCoLiMa collaboration, Leon Lohse from the university of Göttingen visits our institute until Friday, the 19th of November. He will work with Petar on collective interactions in waveguides. Apart from productive work, we wish you a nice stay in Erlangen and hope to see you again.

From the beginning of October until the end of November, Nikolay Minkov stays in Erlangen to work with Adriana on several topics. Besides insightful discussions, we wish you a remaining great visit and hope you will visit us soon again !