Michaël Hemmer

Michaël graduated with a Masters degree in engineering from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Physique de Marseille (France). He graduated with a PhD in Optics in 2011 from the University of Central Florida working on the development of ultrafast nonlinear amplifiers for high field physics applications. He then was a post-doctoral associate and later a research fellow at the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) in Barcelona, Spain. There he worked on the development of long wavelength, ultrafast lasers. These lasers have been used for high harmonic generation into the soft X-ray region and for ultrafast electron diffraction experiments. He then moved to the Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron (DESY), in Hamburg, Germany as a researcher and worked on the development of laser driven electron gun and electron accelerators with the ultimate goal of providing an all-laser driven hard X-ray source. He joined the KM group at JILA in the summer of 2018 and has since then been working on developing a mid-IR laser facility to drive high harmonics into the soft X-ray with stability compatible with challenging experiments.

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In 2019, Michaël was awarded the OSA Outstanding Reviewer Award. He is also a Topical Editor for Optics Letters, covering the fields of ultrafast and nonlinear optics.

Michaël Hemmer photo.