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Michael Zürch

Dr. Michael Zürch

Institutsgebäude
Max-Wien-Platz 1 , Raum 321A
07743 Jena

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Last update: Jul. 2017

Dr. Michael Zürch currently works as a Feodor-Lynen Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley.


Present address:

Dr. Michael Zürch

University of California at Berkeley

Department of Chemistry

D39 Hildebrand Hall

Berkeley, CA 94720-1460, USA


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Research interests include:

  • High-resolution imaging in the XUV and soft X-ray spectral range (Coherent Diffraction Imaging, Digital In-line Holography)
  • Optimization and improvement of table-top XUV sources (High Harmonic Generation)
  • Optical vortex beams in the XUV
  • Microscopy with singular light beams
  • Nonlinear pulse compression / generation of few-cycle pulses at short wavelength
  • Nanoplasmonic and ultrafast plasmon dynamics
  • Attosecond transient absorption


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Research highlights:

Direct and simultaneous observation of electron and hole dynamics in germanium and carrier traping in silicon-germanium alloy by attosecond transient absorption spectroscopy. Published in:

M. Zürch, et al., Direct and simultaneous observation of ultrafast electron and hole dynamics in germanium, Nature Communications, 8:15734 (2017).

M. Zürch, et al., Carrier thermalization and trapping in silicon-germanium, Structural Dynamics 4, 044029 (2017).





Determination of required coherence properties for coherent diffraction imaging using a solid-state soft X-ray laser. Published in:

M. Zürch, et al., Transverse Coherence Limited Coherent Diffraction Imaging using a Molybdenum Soft X-ray Laser Pumped at Moderate Pump Energies, Scientific Reports 7:5314 (2017).







First demonstration of converting an optical vortex beam from the infrared into the XUV spectral domain by high order harmonic generation. Published in:

M. Zürch, et al., Strong-field physics with singular light beams, Nature Physics 8, 743-746 (2012).

[Featured in: S. Patchovskii and M. Spanner. Nonlinear optics: High harmonics with a twist, Nature Physics 8, 707-708 (2012)]

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Invention and demonstration of breast cancer cell classification by scattering coherent XUV light on a single cell. Published in:

M. Zürch, et al., Cancer cell classification with coherent diffraction imaging using an extreme ultraviolet radiation source, Journal of Medical Imaging 1 (3), 031008 (2014).

[Student paper award 1st place in the SPIE Medical Imaging Conference, San Diego, USA, 2014; Finalist for the Robert F. Wagner Award; This part of my disseration was recognized by the Reichart-Prize of the Academy of Sciences and Humanitites in Erfurt (Akademie gemeinnütziger Wissenschaften zu Erfurt) in 2015]


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First demonstration of sub-wavelength coherent diffraction imaging and real-time imaging at short exposure times
in a table-top high harmonic setup. We reached 0.8 times lambda in resolution using 33nm coherent illumination. Published in:
M. Zürch, et al., Real-time and Subwavelength Ultrafast Coherent Diffraction Imaging in the Extreme Ultraviolet, Nature Scientific Reports 4 (7356), 1-5 (2014).
[This part of my work was recognized by the Dr.-Ing. Siefried Werth Disseration Award by the Dr.-Ing. Siegfried Werth Foundation in 2015.]

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Curriculum Vitae

Scientific Education

  • from 04/2017 Post-doctoral Research Fellow at University of California at Berkeley, Chemistry Department. Affiliate Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. (Groups of Daniel M. Neumark and Stephen R. Leone)
  • 06/2017 Visiting Researcher at Laboratoire d'Optique Appliquée (LOA), Palaiseau, France
  • 11/2015-03/2017 Feodor Lynen Fellow at University of California at Berkeley, Chemistry Department. Affiliate Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. (Groups of Daniel M. Neumark and Stephen R. Leone)
  • 09/2015-10/2015 Visiting Researcher at Max Born Institute Berlin, Germany
  • 07/2014-10/2015 Post-Doc and scientific research assistant at Institute of Optics and Quantumelectronics and Abbe Center of Photonics, FSU Jena (Group of Christian Spielmann)
  • 10/2010-07/2014 Doctorate in physics and scientific research assistant at Institute of Optics and Quantumelectronics and Abbe Center of Photonics, FSU Jena, finished with distinction (summa cum laude) on the topic Coherent High-Resolution Imaging of Artificial and Biological Specimens using Compact Ultrafast Extreme Ultraviolet Sources. (Group of Christian Spielmann)
  • 2005-2010 Diploma studies in technical physics at Friedrich Schiller University Jena, finished with distinction (average 1.1) with the topic of the diploma thesis Limitations of Ultra-Fast Nonlinear Optics in Nanostructured Samples
  • 2009 Undergraduate assistant at Institute for Optics and Quantumelectronics, FSU Jena
  • 2008 Student research project at Institute for Solid State Physics, FSU Jena, with the topic Noise measurement on HTSL-gradiometers fabricated on crossed bi-crystals


Publications

Articles in Peer-reviewed Journals


1. M. Zürch, R. Jung, C. Spaeth, J. Tümmler, A. Guggenmos, D. Attwood, U. Kleineberg,

H. Stiel and C. Spielmann. Spatial Coherence Limited Coherence Diffraction
Imaging using a Molybdenum Soft X-ray Laser Pumped at Moderate Pump Energies,
Nature Scientific Reports 7:5314, 1-10 (2017).

2. S. K. Cushing, M. Zürch, P. M. Kraus, L. M. Carneiro, A. Lee, H.-T. Chang, C.
J. Kaplan, and S. R. Leone. Valley-Specific Hot Phonon and Carrier Relaxation
Pathways in Si(100) Determined by Transient Extreme Ultraviolet Spectroscopy,
ArXiv 1705.04393, submitted (2017).

3. M. Zürch, H.-T. Chang, P. M. Kraus, S. K. Cushing, L. J. Borja, A. Gandman, J. S.
Prell, D. Prendergast, C. D. Premmaraju, D. M. Neumark, and S. R. Leone. Carrier
Thermalization and Trapping in Silicon-Germanium Alloy Probed by Attosecond
XUV Transient Absorption Spectroscopy, Structural Dynamics 4 (4), 044029 (2017).

4. M. Zürch, H.-T. Chang, L. J. Borja, P. M. Kraus, S. Cushing, A. Gandman, C.
J. Kaplan, M. H. Oh, J. S. Prell, D. Prendergast, C. D. Premmaraju, D. M. Neumark,
and S. R. Leone. Direct and Simultaneous Observation of Ultrafast Electron and Hole
Dynamics in Germanium, Nature Communications 8:15734, 1-11 (2017). Equal
contribution.


5. R. Sollapur, D. Kartashov, M. Zürch, A. Hoffmann, T. Grigorova, G. Sauer, A.
Hartung, A. Schwuchow, J. Bierlich, J. Kobelke, Markus A. Schmidt, C. Spielmann.
Multi-octave spanning supercontinuum generation using soliton explosion in gas-filled
anti-resonant fibers, arXiv:1701.03540, submitted (2017). Equal contribution.

6. H.-T. Chang, M. Zürch, P. M. Kraus, L. J. Borja, D. M. Neumark, and S. R.
Leone. Simultaneous generation of sub-5-femtosecond 400 nm and 800 nm pulses
for attosecond extreme ultraviolet pump-probe spectroscopy, Optics Letters 41 (22),
5365-5368 (2016). Equal contribution.

7. G.K. Tadesse, R. Klas, S. Demmler, S. Hädrich, I. Wahyutama, M. Steinert, C.
Spielmann, M. Zürch, T. Pertsch, A. Tünnermann, J. Limpert and J. Rothhardt.
High speed and high resolution table-top nanoscale imaging, Optics Letters 41 (22),
5170-5173, also arxiv.org/pdf/1605.02909 (2016).
Selected as Editor's pick.

8. L. J. Borja, M. Zürch, C. D. Premmaraju, M. Schultze, K. Ramaseha, A. Gandman,
J. S. Prell, D. Prendergast, D. M. Neumark, and S. R. Leone. Extreme Ultraviolet
Transient Absorption of Solids from Femtosecond to Attosecond Timescales, Journal
of the Optical Society of America B 33 (7), C57-C64 (2016).

9. A. Hoffmann, M. Zürch and Ch. Spielmann. Extreme nonlinear optics using shaped
pulses spectrally broadened in an Ar or SF6 filled hollow core fiber, Applied Sciences
5 (4), 1310-1322 (2015).

10. C. Kern, M. Zürch and C. Spielmann. Limitations of Extreme Nonlinear Ultrafast
Nanophotonics, Nanophotonics 4 (1), 303-323 (2015).
Corresponding Author.