iStOMPS at Conferences


From 5.3. to 10.3.2023, Lorenz attended the DPG Spring Meeting of the Atomic, Molecular, Quantum Optics and Photonics Section (SAMOP) which took place in Hannover in Germany. He presented a poster about simulations of magnetic field amplification and electric field suppression in ultrashort optical laser pulses.

Lorenz presenting his poster at the SAMOP23

In his poster, he explained the potential of differently shaped metal apertures to locally enhance the magnetic field while surpresssing the electric field. These findings deliver valuable information for the experimental realization of Sub-Project A. Next to the inspiring talks and poster presentations of an overall quite young scientific community he enjoyed the trip to the PTB Braunschweig very much.


iStOMPS goes Salamanca

From 7.2.2023 to 22.2.2023 I was performing a research stay in the group of our collaborator Prof. Carlos Hernández-García at the University of Salamanca (Spain). Together with Rodrigo Martín-Hernández, a PhD student of his photonics group, I was performing further scans for the magnetic field enhancement and electric field suppression of different aperture shapes. Besides science, I also had the opportunity to do little sightseeing tours in the marvellous city of Salamanca and try out my (basic) Spanish speaking skills.

Gracias por la agradable estancia a mis queridos colegas Carlos y Rodrigo and y a iStOMPS!


f.l.t.r.: Rodrigo Martín-Hernández, Luis Plaja, Lorenz Grünewald, Carlos Hernández-García

Lorenz joins iStOMPS

Hi to the iStOMPS team!

My name is Lorenz Grünewald, and I have just finished my Master’s studies in Physics at the University of Innsbruck. In my Master thesis project I performed studies on the absorption behaviour of nitrate anions in the UV region both via experimental and theoretical approaches.

I am looking forward to investigating the exclusive influence of the magnetic component of electromagnetic light on light-matter interactions from a theoretical as well as experimental point of view (Check out Subproject A and Subproject C if you want more information).