Ultrafast Optics and X-Rays
Professor Franz Kärtner


Selected Journal Publications


  • Pulse sequences for efficient multi-cycle terahertz generation in periodically poled lithium niobate

    Koustuban Ravi, Damian N. Schimpf, and Franz X. Kärtner

    Vol. 24, Issue 22, pp. 25582-25607 (2016)

  • Terahertz-driven, all-optical electron gun

    W. Ronny Huang, Arya Fallahi, Xiaojun Wu, Huseyin Cankaya, Anne-Laure Calendron, Koustuban Ravi, Dongfang Zhang, Emilio A. Nanni, Kyung-Han Hong, and Franz X. Kärtner

    Vol. 3, Issue 11, pp. 1209-1212 (2016)

  • Volkov transform generalized projection algorithm for attosecond pulse characterization

    P D Keathley, S Bhardwaj, J Moses, G Laurent and F X Kärtner

    New Journal of Physics, Volume 18 (2016)

  • Optical-field-controlled photoemission from plasmonic nanoparticles

    William P. Putnam, Richard G. Hobbs, Phillip D. Keathley, Karl K. Berggren, Franz X. Kärtner

    Nature Physics volume 13, pages 335–339 (2017)

  • Water-window soft x-ray high-harmonic generation up to the nitrogen K-edge driven by a kHz, 2.1 μm OPCPA source

    Gregory J Stein, Phillip D Keathley, Peter Krogen, Houkun Liang, Jonathas P Siqueira, Chun-Lin Chang, Chien-Jen Lai, Kyung-Han Hong, Guillaume M Laurent, Franz X Kärtner

    Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, Volume 49, Number 15 (2016)


  • Efficient narrowband terahertz generation in cryogenically cooled periodically poled lithium niobate

    Sergio Carbajo, Jan Schulte, Xiaojun Wu, Koustuban Ravi, Damian N. Schimpf, and Franz X. Kärtner

    Vol. 40, Issue 24, pp. 5762-5765 (2015)

  • Three-octave-spanning supercontinuum generation and sub-two-cycle self-compression of mid-infrared filaments in dielectrics

    Houkun Liang, Peter Krogen, Ross Grynko, Ondrej Novak, Chun-Lin Chang, Gregory J. Stein, Darshana Weerawarne, Bonggu Shim, Franz X. Kärtner, and Kyung-Han Hong

    Vol. 40, Issue 6, pp. 1069-1072 (2015)

  • Terahertz-driven linear electron acceleration

    Emilio A. Nanni, Wenqian R. Huang, Kyung-Han Hong, Koustuban Ravi, Arya Fallahi, Gustavo Moriena, R. J. Dwayne Miller, Franz X. Kärtner

    Nature Communications volume 6, Article number: 8486 (2015)


  • Nanostructured Ultrafast Silicon-Tip Optical Field-Emitter Arrays

    Michael E. Swanwick, Phillip D. Keathley, Arya Fallahi, Peter R. Krogen, Guillaume Laurent, Jeffrey Moses, Franz X. Kärtner, and Luis F. Velásquez-García

    Nano Lett. 14 (9), pp 5035–5043 (2014)

  • Highly efficient and robust operation of Kerr-lens mode-locked Cr:LiSAF lasers using gain-matched output couplers

    F. Canbaz, E. Beyatli, L-J. Chen, A. Sennaroglu, F.X. Kärtner, and U. Demirbas

    Opt. Lett. 39(2), 327-330, January 15, 2014.

  • Attosecond electron bunches accelerated and compressed by radially polarized laser pulses and soft-x-ray pulses from optical undulators

    A. Sell and F.X. Kärtner

    J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 47, 015601-015607 (2014).


  • Compact electron acceleration and bunch compression in THz waveguides

    Liang Jie Wong, Arya Fallahi, and Franz X. Kärtner

    Vol. 21, Issue 8, pp. 9792-9806 (2013)

  • Wavelength Scaling of High Harmonic Generation Close to the Multiphoton Ionization Regime

    Chien-Jen Lai, Giovanni Cirmi, Kyung-Han Hong, Jeffrey Moses, Shu-Wei Huang, Eduardo Granados, Phillip Keathley, Siddharth Bhardwaj, and Franz X. Kärtner

    Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 073901 (2013)

  • Long-term stable, sub-femtosecond timing distribution via a 1.2-km polarization-maintaining fiber link: approaching 10−21 link stability

    Michael Y. Peng, Patrick T. Callahan, Amir H. Nejadmalayeri, Stefano Valente, Ming Xin, Lars Grüner-Nielsen, Eric M. Monberg, Man Yan, John M. Fini, and Franz X. Kärtner

    Vol. 21, Issue 17, pp. 19982-19989 (2013)

  • Recombination-amplitude calculations of noble gases, in both length and acceleration forms, beyond the strong-field approximation

    Siddharth Bhardwaj, Sang-Kil Son, Kyung-Han Hong, Chien-Jen Lai, Franz X. Kärtner, and Robin Santra

    Phys. Rev. A 88, 053405 (2013)

  • Octave-spanning coherent mid-IR generation via adiabatic difference frequency conversion

    Haim Suchowski, Peter R. Krogen, Shu-Wei Huang, Franz X. Kärtner, and Jeffrey Moses

    Vol. 21, Issue 23, pp. 28892-28901 (2013)


  • Calibration of an astrophysical spectrograph below 1 m/s using a laser frequency comb

    D.F. Phillips, A.G. Glenday, C-H. Li, C. Cramer, G. Furesz, G. Chang, A.J. Benedick, L-J. Chen, F.X. Kärtner, S. Korzennik, D. Sasselov, A. Szentgyorgyi, and R.L. Walsworth

    Opt. Exp. 20, 13711-13726 (2012)

  • Fully efficient adiabatic frequency conversion of broadband Ti:sapphire oscillator pulses

    J. Moses, H. Suchowski, and F.X. Kärtner

    Opt. Lett. 37, 1589-1591 (2012)

  • Wavelength scaling of optimal hollow-core fiber compressors in the single-cycle limit

    E. Granados, L.-J. Chen, C.-J. Lai, K.-H. Hong, and F.X. Kärtner

    Opt. Exp. 20(8), 9099-9108 (2012)

  • Optical waveform synthesizer and its application to high-harmonic generation

    S-W Huang, G Cirmi, J Moses, K-H Hong, S Bhardwaj, JR Birge, L-J Chen, IV Kabakova, E Li, BJ Eggleton, G Cerullo and FX Kärtner

    J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 45 074009 (2012)

  • Photonic ADC: overcoming the bottleneck of electronic jitter

    A. Khilo, S. Spector, M. Grein, A. Nejadmalayeri, C. Holzwarth, M. Sander, M. Dahlem, M. Peng, M. Geis, N. DiLello, J. Yoon, A. Motamedi, J. Orcutt, J. Wang, C. Sorace-Agaskar, M. Popovic, J. Sun, G. Zhou, H. Byun, J. Chen, J. Hoyt, H. Smith, R. Ram, M. Perrott, T. Lyszczarz, E. Ippen, and F. Kärtner

    Opt. Exp. 20, 4454-4469 (2012)

  • Ultrafast nonlinear optical studies of silicon nanowaveguides

    A.R. Motamedi, A.H. Nejadmalayeri, A. Khilo, F.X. Kärtner, and E.P. Ippen

    Opt. Exp. 20(4), 4085-4101 (2012)

  • 10 GHz femtosecond pulse interleaver in planar waveguide technology

    M.Y. Sander, S. Frolov, J. Shmulovich, E.P. Ippen, and F.X. Kärtner

    Opt. Exp. 20(4), 4102-4113 (2012)

  • Optical flywheels with attosecond jitter

    A.J. Benedick, J.G. Fujimoto, and F.X. Kärtner

    Nat. Photon. 6, 97-100 (2012)


Selected Books & Book Chapters

  • Solid-State Laser Technology for Optical Frequency Metrology

    O.D. Mücke, L. Matos and F.X. Kärtner

    in Solid State Lasers and Applications, Alphan Sennaroglu, ed., CRC Press, 2006. ISBN 0849335892

  • Femtosecond laser development

    F.X. Kärtner, E.P. Ippen and S.T. Cundiff

    in Femtosecond Optical Frequency Comb: Principle, Operation and Applications, J. Ye and S.T. Cundiff, eds., Springer Verlag, 2005

  • Few-Cycle Pulse Generation and its Applications

    F.X. Kärtner, ed., Springer Verlag

    Topics in Applied Physics, Vol. 95, 2004

  • Optical Coherence Tomography

    J.G. Fujimoto, M. Brezinski, W. Drexler, I. Hartl, F.X. Kärtner, X.D. Li and U. Morgner

    in Ultrafast Lasers: Technology and Applications, M.E. Fermann, A. Galvanauskas and G. Sucha, eds., Marcel Dekker, 2002