Postdoc and PhD student in Raman induced attosecond electronic coherence at MBI, Berlin, Germany

The Max-Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy (MBI) conducts basic research in the field of nonlinear optics and ultrafast dynamics arising from the interaction of light with matter and pursues applications that emerge from this research. It develops and uses ultrafast and ultra-intense lasers and laser-riven short-pulse light sources in a broad spectral range in combination with methods of nonlinear spectroscopy. The spectral range includes in particular XUV radiation and soft x-rays, where experiments at in-house sources are complemented with the use of accelerator driven sources such as free electron x-ray lasers.

The Max-Born-Institute invites applications for the position Postdoc (m/f/d)

Job profile:

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher and a PhD student to work on experimental studies of ultrafast coherent electron dynamics in isolated molecules using attosecond spectroscopy. The candidates will conduct attosecond UV transient absorption and XUV-pump/XUV-probe time-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy experiments in isolated molecules. As a main goal for this project, we will establish impulsive Raman nonlinear spectroscopy in the XUV/X-ray domain, in order to follow charge flow in a molecule on its natural time scale and to visualize how photo-induced electronic dynamics couples to structural changes.

The candidates will work on the design, installation and characterization of a unique source of intense isolated attosecond pulses, together with a state-of-the-art tunable UV source providing sub-2 fs pulses. Following the completion of the source, the postdoctoral researcher will perform attosecond transient UV absorption experiments to investigate coherent electron dynamics in LiH molecules following impulsive XUV Raman excitation at the Li K-edge (~ 55 eV). The PhD student will investigate coherent electron dynamics in CF3I induced by impulsive Raman excitation at the iodine M-edge (~50 eV) by time-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy experiments using an attosecond XUV pulse pair.

The work will be done at the MBI which offers excellent working conditions and a state-of-the-art infrastructure in a highly dynamic and international environment at the forefront of research. The candidate will work on the development and optimization of a state-of-the-art source of ultrashort attosecond XUV pulses and use it to perform attosecond pump-probe experiments in various samples. This work will be done in collaboration with the group of John Travers from the Heriot-Watt University and the group of Vitali Averbukh from the Imperial College.

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For further information and inquires please contact Dr. Arnaud Rouzée.