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Laser and X-Ray Physics

Prof. Reinhard Kienberger

Research Field

Our group aims at investigating processes inside atoms and molecules on the shortest timescale reached so far, the attosecond timescale. One attosecond is E-18 seconds and compares to one second like one second to the age of the universe. New insight into ever smaller microscopic units of matter as well as in ever faster evolving chemical, physical or atomic processes pushes the frontiers in many fields in science. The interest in these ultrashort processes is the driving force behind the development of sources and measurement techniques that allow time-resolved studies at ever shorter timescales.

Address/Contact

James-Franck-Str. 1
85748 Garching b. München
+49 289 12841
Fax: +49 289 12842

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Course with Participations of Group Members

Titel und Modulzuordnung
ArtSWSDozent(en)Termine
Grundlegende Konzepte der Experimentalphysik
eLearning-Kurs
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
VO 2 Kienberger, R. Fr, 08:30–10:00, MW 2001
Physik für Life-Science-Ingenieure 2
eLearning-Kurs
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
VO 3 Iglev, H. Mi, 10:00–14:00, WZW H14
Übung zu Grundlegende Konzepte der Experimentalphysik
eLearning-Kurs
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
UE 2 Reichert, J.
Leitung/Koordination: Kienberger, R.
Termine in Gruppen
Übung zu Physik für Life-Science-Ingenieure 2
eLearning-Kurs
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
UE 3 Reichert, J.
Leitung/Koordination: Iglev, H.
Termine in Gruppen
Bachelorpraktikum in Physik
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
FO 2
Leitung/Koordination: Kienberger, R.
Masterpraktikum (AEP)
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
FO 10
Leitung/Koordination: Kienberger, R.
Masterpraktikum (BIO)
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
FO 10
Leitung/Koordination: Kienberger, R.
Masterpraktikum (KM)
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
FO 10
Leitung/Koordination: Kienberger, R.
Masterpraktikum (KTA)
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
FO 10
Leitung/Koordination: Kienberger, R.
Masterseminar (AEP)
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
SE 10
Leitung/Koordination: Kienberger, R.
Masterseminar (BIO)
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
SE 10
Leitung/Koordination: Kienberger, R.
Masterseminar (KM)
Diese Lehrveranstaltung ist keinem Modul zugeordnet.
SE 10
Leitung/Koordination: Kienberger, R.
Masterseminar (KTA)
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
SE 10
Leitung/Koordination: Kienberger, R.
Theoretikum (TMP)
Diese Lehrveranstaltung ist keinem Modul zugeordnet.
FO 6
Leitung/Koordination: Kienberger, R.

Offers for Theses in the Group

Nonlinear Laser fault injection in semiconductor devices

Fault Injection through Laser irradiation is an established attack method in the context of hardwarebased IT-security. Faulty data can be exploited in various ways to break the security measures of an Integrated Circuit. These techniques are referred to as “Fault Attacks”. This project will address fault injection employing a state of the art ultra-short pulse laser system. With semiconductors being inherently sensitive to light, it is feasible to induce transient currents in a chip by irradiation. The goal is to optimize the light source taking into account nonlinear optics to utilize the dominant physics in the best possible way.

The thesis is performed in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Applied and Integrated Security (AISEC) and comprises the following tasks:

                Development of a laser workbench including IR generation.

                Systematic studies of the laser source (focusing, wavelength, pulse duration . . . ).

                Study of the fault injection on a model system.

suitable as
  • Master’s Thesis Condensed Matter Physics
  • Master’s Thesis Applied and Engineering Physics
Supervisor: Reinhard Kienberger
Optimization of an attosecond high-harmonic-generation setup towards higher orders

The Backbone of state of the art ultrafast metrology measurements is the high-harmonic-generation (HHG).

This process is driven by a few-cycle laser pulse being focused into a gas. In doing so, several harmonic orders

of the used light are generated and can thus be used for a variety of experiments. The maximum (aka. Cut-off)

energy reachable via this process depends on a variety of factors, e.g. the used gas or the chosen focussing.

The main part of the work will be the investigation of these factors in order to reach a higher Cut-off.

suitable as
  • Bachelor’s Thesis Physics
Supervisor: Reinhard Kienberger
Setup of a femtosecond optical pulse characterization SHG-FROG device
suitable as
  • Bachelor’s Thesis Physics
Supervisor: Reinhard Kienberger

Current and Finished Theses in the Group

Applications of x-ray microscopy and deep learning techniques for automated defect detection in industrial quality assurance
Abschlussarbeit im Masterstudiengang Physics (Applied and Engineering Physics)
Themensteller(in): Hristo Iglev
Design and Development of an Infrared Spectral Filter for Wildfire Detection with Small Satellites
Abschlussarbeit im Masterstudiengang Physik (Physik der kondensierten Materie)
Themensteller(in): Reinhard Kienberger
Hyperspectral imaging for industrial applications
Abschlussarbeit im Masterstudiengang Physics (Applied and Engineering Physics)
Themensteller(in): Hristo Iglev
Infrared Activated Polaron Modes in Small Molecule Acceptor-Donor Polymere Blends
Abschlussarbeit im Masterstudiengang Physics (Applied and Engineering Physics)
Themensteller(in): Hristo Iglev
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