Journal designated Christoph Heyl an ‘Emerging Leader’

Christoph Heyl (Credit: C. Heyl, DESY)

Christoph Heyl (Credit: C. Heyl, DESY)

Christoph Heyl, junior research group leader at DESY and the Helmholtz-Institute Jena, has been identified by the Editorial Board of JPhys Photonics as one of the most exciting researchers in his generation in the field of photonics. Every year the different members of the Journal of Physics group invite works from the best early-career researchers to be published in an 'Emerging leader‘ special issue.

Christioph Heyl's invited contribution, titled ‘High-energy bow tie multi-pass cells for nonlinear spectral broadening applications', describes how to overcome pulse energy limitation of novel laser concepts based on Multi-pass cells (MPCs) by introducing a novel MPC geometry. Christoph Heyl and his team are using MPCs for spectral broadening and temporal compression of ultrashort laser pulses. The new MPC design enables operation at high-pulse energies while keeping the overall setup size compact and promises thus new routes towards power-efficient multi-Millijoule- or even Joule-class lasers. 

DESY’s Research Director for Photon Science, Edgar Weckert, congratulates Christoph Heyl for being selected as an 'Emerging Leader': ‘This is an honour and shows the importance of his research for the scientific community in the field of photonics. The results will also open new possibilities for pump-probe experiments at our light sources and we are looking forward to further exciting results.’

Selected publication:

Christoph M. Heyl, Marcus Seidel, Esmerando Escoto, Arthur Schönberg, Stefanos Carlström, Gunnar Arisholm, Tino Lang and Ingmar Hartl, ‘High-energy bow tie multi-pass cells for nonlinear spectral broadening applications‘, J. Phys. Photonics 4 014002 (2022) DOI: 10.1088/2515-7647/ac483a