Contact

Porträt Prof. Dr. Schramm, Ulrich; FWKT

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schramm
Director Institute for Radiation Physics and Head Laser Particle Acceleration Division
u.schramm hzdr.de
Phone: +49 351 260 - 2471
Fax: +49 351 260 - 12471

Petra Neumann
secretary / administrative affairs
Radiation Source ELBE
p.neumann hzdr.de
Phone: +49 351 260 - 2101
Fax: +49 351 260 - 12101

Anne Varga
Secretary Institute of Radiation Physics
a.varga hzdr.de
Phone: +49 351 260 - 3293
Fax: +49 351 260 - 13293

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Laser Particle Acceleration Division / Institute for Radiation Physics


Projects and Focus


The experimental and theoretical investigation of the interaction of light with matter in the relativistic intensity regime represents the key activity of the group. The focus lies on the development of novel compact and brilliant sources of energetic particle beams and on potential applications, e.g., in the field of radiation oncology. In connection with the radiation source ELBE accelerator physics as well as the realization of optical undulators provides challenging goals.
For this purpose the division operates within the frame of the ELBE center for high power radiation sources the dual beam 150 Terawatt / Petawatt Ti:Sapphire laser Draco (Dresden laser acceleration source). Its only 30 fs long pulses can be individually guided into two separate experimental areas where they are used either alone, combined, or in combination with the electron pulses of the radiation source ELBE. To be able to make use of of highest laser power and energy simultaneously in the future, we further push the development of the directly diode laser pumped PW laser Penelope (Petawatt energy efficient laser for optical plasma experiments).
Due to their interdisciplinary character, these tasks are organized within the research fields Health (cancer research) and Matter (matter and technologies, from matter to materials and life) of the Helmholtz association as indicated below.




Laser-ion acceleration - applications in radiation oncology



Laser-electron acceleration - Thomson scattering and optical undulators




Operation and upgrading of the 150 TW / PW Ti:Sapphire Laser Draco


Development of the directly diode laser pumped PW Laser Penelope




Junior research group "Computational radiation physics"