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Hel­mut-Schmidt-Uni­ver­si­tät - Fakul­tät für Elek­tro­tech­nik, Lehr­stuhl für Laser­tech­no­lo­gie und Spek­tro­sko­pie

Our research activ­it­ies focus on fun­da­mental laser research for civil uses with a spe­cial emphasis on spec­tro­scopic applic­a­tions. Our field of research ranges from the devel­op­ment of disk laser oscil­lat­ors, dual-comb spec­tro­scopy and XUV fre­quency combs to the invest­ig­a­tion of non-lin­ear effects in solids and the exten­sion of laser tech­no­logy in the infrared range [1-3].

[1] J. Zhang et al. und O. Pronin, „Multi-mW, few-cycle mid-infrared con­tinuum span­ning from 500 to 2250 cm−1“, Light: Sci­ence & Applic­a­tions 7, 17180, 2018.
[3] K. Fritsch et al. and O. Pronin, “High-power dual-comb thin-disk oscil­lator”, Talk CA-5.2, CLEO Europe con­fer­ence, 2019

Mas­ter thesis pro­ject in com­bin­a­tion with a stu­dent assist­ant pos­i­tion
(9,35 €/hour, max. 18 h/week)

Ultra­fast laser devel­op­ment in the mid-infrared

Work­ing field:

The main topic of this mas­ter pro­ject is the gen­er­a­tion of ultra-broad­band infrared (THz) time tran­si­ents and real­iz­a­tion of sens­it­ive infrared detec­tion meth­ods. Infrared gen­er­a­tion will be pro­duced by means of non­lin­ear optical effects with the help of a home-built, state of the art few-cycle Cr:ZnS oscil­lator. This newly developed laser sys­tems and spec­tro­scopic meth­ods offer a broad poten­tial for applic­a­tions in next-gen­er­a­tion non-lin­ear micro­scopy and nano­scopy, as well as in med­ical dia­gnostics, par­tic­u­larly, in breath ana­lysis.

This topic offers an excel­lent chance to con­trib­ute to the state-of-the-art ultrashort-pulse laser tech­no­logy and related applic­a­tions in close cooper­a­tion with our inter­na­tional research team.


  • Bach­elor degree in phys­ics or photon­ics
  • good grades
  • good lan­guage skills in Eng­lish
  • Mas­ter stud­ies with a focus on laser phys­ics or photon­ics
  • can­did­ate must be highly motiv­ated and have the excel­lent abil­ity to per­form as a team mem­ber, while dis­play­ing cre­at­ive prob­lem solv­ing cap­ab­il­ity
  • capa­city for inde­pend­ent work, com­mit­ment and flex­ib­il­ity

What we of­fer:

  • inex­pens­ive food options at the uni­versity canteen (three times per day)
  • a multi-faceted, diverse and demand­ing pos­i­tion in an applic­a­tion-ori­ented research envir­on­ment
  • advanced indi­vidual train­ing pos­sib­il­it­ies
  • work­place at a green cam­pus uni­versity in the east­ern part of Ham­burg with flex­ible work­ing hours and free sports pro­gramme within the occu­pa­tional health scheme
  • pos­sib­il­ity of using the Bundeswehr-owned car shar­ing

How to ap­ply:

If you have any ques­tions, con­tact Prof. Dr. Pronin, or
Johann Meyer,