IP-USZ (Szeged, Hungary)

The most important research groups at IP USZ relevant to optics, lasers and biomedicine are the High Intensity Laser Laboratory (HILL) and the TeWaTi Group operating excimer and solid-state based laser systems, together with the Laser-Matter Interaction Group, the Group of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism (GCBF) and the Radiobiology Group (RG).


Research highlights

Institute of Physics, University of Szeged,
Szeged, Hungary



HILL: Dr. Sándor Szatmári
GCBF: Dr. Ferenc Bari
RG: Dr. Katalin Hideghéty

Laser Technology and Optics

USZ-1.jpgResearch and development activities targeting the increase of the brightness of short-pulse KrF excimer laser systems. [Rev. Sci. Instrum. 91, 043001 (2020)]

Improvement of the temporal contrast

Study of high-intensity laser-matter interactions requires pulses of temporal contrast in excess of 10^12-10^15. Our present activity covers the experimental demonstration of the theoretically predicted contrast improvement of Nonlinear Fourier Filtering both in excimer and solid-state laser systems. [Opt. Exp. 25, 20791 (2020)]

Plasma Physics

Investigation of high intensity laser-plasma interactions with KrF laser pulses of 10^12 temporal contrast. [Front. Phys. 8, 321 (2020)]

Secondary radiation

Generation of intense THz radiation was demonstrated using the ultraviolet KrF laser pumped semiconductor antenna method in cooperation with the researchers of the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (Montreal) [New J. Phys. 21, 113042 (2019)]

Biomedical research

The GCBF group engage in the investigation of the secondary pathophysiological cascades in the acute phase of ischemic stroke, in the development and test of modern drug delivery systems based on nanotechnology for ischemic stroke therapy.


The main aim of the Radiobiology Group is to establish an in vivo vertebrate model for comprehensive radiobiological research on laser-driven ionizing radiation sources.


IP USZ’s internationally renowned research groups participate in high quality education as well as organize and conduct basic and applied research in various areas. Besides the deep theoretical and experimental knowledge of laser physics and optics, research pursued at IP USZ mostly concern the fields of laser-matter interactions in many forms: linear and nonlinear propagation, harmonic generation, surface processing, bio-medical and radiobiology applications and ionisation physics. Main research fields are the research and development of ultrashort pulse ultraviolet excimer lasers and infrared Ti:sapphire lasers, research with ultrashort laser pulse propagation, focusing and diagnostics, plasma physics, laser material processing, time-resolved spectroscopy, photoacoustic spectroscopy and bio-medical applications (including application of lasers in dermatology and ophthalmology).