The group Ultrafast Optics works on applications of femtosecond laser pulses, such as material processing and micro- nano structuring of optical materials.
The scientific topics are:
- Micro-and nanostructuring with ultrashort laser pulses
- 3D structures inside glasses and crystals
- Linear and nonlinear optics in discrete systems
- Fiber Bragg Gratings
- Ultrafast laser applications in ophthalmology
- Ultra-short pulse laser technology
- THz generation
Some outstanding results are: direct visualization of the hole drilling of opaque materials with ultrashort laser pulses • realization of high-strength bonds in glass by local laser welding with ultrashort pulses • realization of Fiber Bragg gratings in multimode fibers with ultrashort laser pulses • realization of volume Bragg gratings in fused silica with ultrashort laser pulses • investigation of discrete optical effects in fs written two-dimensional waveguide array • experimental simulation of the relativistic oscillatory motion in fs written waveguide array • analysis of photon correlations in two-dimensional waveguide arrays • optimization of cutting geometry in eye surgery with ultrashort laser pulses.