State Research Center OPTIMAS

Prof. Dr. Bärbel Rethfeld

Rheinland-Pfälzische Technische Universität (RPTU) Kaiserslautern-Landau
Physics Department
67663 Kaiserslautern

Building 76, Room 311

Phone: +49 631 205 2385
Fax: +49 631 205 3903
E-mail: rethfeld(at)


Research Fields 

Theory of ultrashort laser-matter interaction and of induced ultrafast processes in matter. Excitation of solids with moderate and high intensity lasers in visible to XUV range and with swift heavy ions. Study of non equilibrium electron dynamics, energy transfer to lattice, dissipation of energy, phase transitions and structural modifications. Establishment of new models describing materials reaction in transient non-equilibrium

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