Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short-Pulse Spectroscopy

The MBI conducts basic research in the field of nonlinear optics and ultrafast dynamics of 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-driven short-pulse light sources in a broad spectral range in combination with methods of nonlinear spectroscopy. MBI’s research program focuses on

  • new sources for ultra short and ultra intense light pulses, pulse shaping, pulse characterization, and measuring techniques for ultra fast processes in a broad spectral range from the mid-infrared to the x-ray region
  • ultrafast and nonlinear phenomena with special emphasis on
    • atoms, molecules, clusters and plasmas
    • and surfaces and solid state.

The combination of modern laser development and measuring technique with its interdisciplinary application in basic research and for emerging key technologies constitutes the unique profile of the MBI and its attraction to external cooperation partners.

The MBI offers access to the following labs / beamlines:
  • Attosecond pump-probe with coincidence detection
  • High-intensity few-cycle midwave infrared OPCPA
  • XUV spectroscopy of magnetic material

Max Born Institute
Max-Born-Straße 2A, 12489 Berlin, Germany Berlin
call for proposals

Laserlab-Europe offers unique research opportunities to scientists from all over Europe and to a limited extent also to scientists from outside Europe. Access is provided

• to world-class laser research facilities,
• to a large variety of inter-disciplinary research, including life sciences,
• free of charge, including travel and accommodation.

Access is provided on the basis of scientific excellence of the proposal, reviewed by an external and independent Selection Panel. Priority is given to new users. A typical access project has a duration of 2 to 4 weeks. Applications for longer visits are highly exceptional.

Details about the submission procedure can be found here. Applicants are encouraged to contact any of the facilities directly to obtain additional information and assistance in preparing a proposal. Applications for access are possible anytime.

We particularly welcome young scientists and scientists who have never used lasers in their research before. Laserlab-Europe strives to promote gender equality in scientific research and specifically encourages applications from women.