Celebrating Nobel Prize: Pierre Agostini, Ferenc Krausz and Anne L’Huillier, Nobel Prize laureates in Physics 2023 for experimental methods that generate attosecond pulses of light for the study of electron dynamics in matter

Like every year, the award of the Nobel prizes is a highly anticipated event for the entire scientific community. This year, we are delighted to celebrate the Nobel Prize in Physics 2023, awarded to Pierre Agostini, Ferenc Krausz and Anne L’Huillier. We are particularly proud to have provided support with Philippe Zeitoun (LOA) to Anne L’Huillier, who has used Imagine Optic’s HASO EUV Hartmann wavefront sensor in her groundbreaking research.

Dr. Anne L’Huillier is a physicist working on the interaction between short and intense laser fields with atoms: extremely short light pulses of a few tens or hundreds of attoseconds in the extreme ultraviolet spectral range are used to generate high-order harmonics in gases. She has pushed the boundaries of attosecond source development and its applications such as the study of ultrafast electron dynamics.

For this field of research, our HASO EUV proved one more time to be an indispensable tool for the characterization, adjustment and alignment of such light sources as they provide single-shot, simultaneous detection of amplitude and phase, over a wide spectral range. Check our publication “Single-shot extreme-ultraviolet wavefront measurements of high-order harmonics”, DOI: 10.1364/OE.27.002656, co signed by G. Dovillaire, Imagine Optic CTO, for more insights on the potential of the wavefront sensor!  Celebrating Nobel Prize 

Since Imagine Optic was founded, we’ve been very proud to support the research and groups of several Nobel Prize winners over the years, to whom we’ve supplied adaptive optics solutions:

 + Stephan W. Hell and Eric Betzig, Nobel prize co-laureates in Chemistry 2014 for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy (AO KIT BIO)

 + Gérard Mourou Nobel Prize co-laureate in Physics 2018 for their method of generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses (HASO and ILAO STAR)

Congratulations to Dr. L’Huillier, Dr. Agostini and Dr. Krausz for the Nobel Prize in Physics 2023 and, through them, to the entire scientific research community. Their achievements inspire us to continue serving cutting-edge technologies for the betterment of science and humanity.