Welcome to PULSE - the petawatt physics laboratory
Researchers at PULSE use the world's most powerful petawatt lasers for cutting-edge research at the interface of fundamental science and applications. Our groups focus on the generation of novel particle and photon beams from laser-driven sources, as well as their emerging applications. This on one hand involves the study and control of ultrahigh-intensity laser interaction with plasmas, on the other hand drives the improvement of the drive laser pulse parameters through continuous laser development.
Our primary research instrument is the ATLAS-3000 laser, Germany's most powerful laser system, at the Centre for Advanced Laser Applications (CALA). In particular, our groups are responsible for the development and operation of this cutting-edge laser system and we also perform experiments at the CALA beamlines (ETTF, HF, LION, LUX).