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!



Recently, our paper with Yuanbin was published in Physical Review Letters. It reports on "Dynamical control of nuclear isomer depletion via electron vortex beams". So if you are interested in modern aspects and applications of nuclear physics, feel free to take a look at our paper. The publicatio...

Adriana and Tobias participated in the workshop "100 Years of Nuclear Isomers"  from 2-4 May 2022 in Berlin. Besides very good catering, interesting talks and discussions about the landscape of nuclear physics were on the agenda. An overview of the workshop's contents can be found here.