X-rays are photons with very short wavelengths in the Angstrom range and have very desirable properties. They carry a large momentum, are robust, have exceptional penetration depth, good detection efficiency and remarkable focusing potential, far from any practical diffraction-limit constraint. However, at present the degree of control over x-ray photons is far from what has been achieved at optical frequencies. Our group is working on new approaches to achieve quantum control of x-rays.
In addition to x-ray quantum control, further research topics include atomic and nuclear processes in laser-generated plasmas, the 229Th nuclear clock, and laser-nucleus reactions. Visit our research page!