Laser-enhanced electron microscopy

Laser beams can control electron wave functions in time and space, providing a powerful toolbox for reinventing electron microscopy. We work both on laser technology and new electron microscopy modalities.

Probing physical vacuum with strong laser fields

We investigate the possibility of probing the extremely weak electromagnetic nonlinearity of the physical vacuum by using high-finesse focusing cavities. This project may lead to the first direct demonstration of light on light scattering in the lab.