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Markus Kitzler


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+43 664 60 588 3875






Marital status

Married, 2 children (born 2006 and 2010)




German (native), English (fluent)


Career history

since May 2012 Senior Scientist
Photonics Institute, Vienna University of Technology

May 2006-
April 2012

University Assistant
Photonics Institute, Vienna University of Technology

Sept. 2004-
Apr. 2006

Post-Doctoral Researcher
Photonics Institute, Vienna University of Technology

Nov. 2003-
Aug. 2004

Software Designer, Product Responsible Person
TTTech Computertechnik AG, Vienna

June 2002-
Aug. 2003

Research Assistant
Physics Department, University of Ottawa, Canada

Oct. 2000-
May 2002

Research Assistant
Photonics Institute, Vienna University of Technology



Oct. 2003

Doctoral degree
Vienna University of Technology


PhD studies
Ultrafast electron dynamics in laser-driven atoms and molecules.
Supervisor: Prof. Thomas Brabec
Photonics Institute, Vienna University of Technology
Physics Department, University of Ottawa, Canada

Oct. 2000

Masters degree in Electrical Engineering
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies
Vienna University of Technology


Diploma work
Shielding currents and fields in thin-film superconductors during magnetic levitation.
Institute for Theory of Electrical Engineering
Vienna University of Technology


Study of Electrical Engineering
Specialization in Control Techniques and Biomedical Engineering
Vienna University of Technology


Technical High School (HTL)
Subject: Mechanical Engineering
St. Pölten, Austria


link to full publication list (new window)


Selected peer reviewed journal publications


S. Erattupuzha, C. L. Covington, A. Russakoff, E. Lötstedt, S. Larimian, V. Hanus, S. Bubin, M. Koch, S. Gräfe, A. Baltuška, X. Xie, K. Yamanouchi, K. Varga, and M. Kitzler
Enhanced ionisation of polyatomic molecules in intense laser pulses is due to energy upshift and field coupling of multiple orbitals
J. Phys. B At. Mol. Opt. Phys., 50, 125601 (2017). Download


X. Xie, S. Roither, M. Schöffler, E. Lötstedt, D. Kartashov, L. Zhang, G. G. Paulus, A. Iwasaki, A. Baltuška, K. Yamanouchi, and M. Kitzler
Electronic Predetermination of Ethylene Fragmentation Dynamics
Phys. Rev. X, 4, 21005 (2014). Download


Xie, K. Doblhoff-Dier, S. Roither, M. Schöffler, D. Kartashov, H. Xu, T. Rathje, G. Paulus, A. Baltuska, S. Gräfe, and M. Kitzler
Attosecond-Recollision-Controlled Selective Fragmentation of Polyatomic Molecules
Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 243001 (2012). Download

X. Xie, S. Roither, D. Kartashov, E. Persson, D. Arbó, L. Zhang, S. Gräfe, M. Schöffler, J. Burgdörfer, A. Baltuska, and M. Kitzler
Attosecond Probe of Valence-Electron Wave Packets by Subcycle Sculpted Laser Fields
Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 193004, 2012. Download


S. Roither, X. Xie, D. Kartashov, L. Zhang, M. Schöffler, H. Xu, A. Iwasaki, T. Okino, K. Yamanouchi, A. Baltuska, and M. Kitzler
High Energy Proton Ejection from Hydrocarbon Molecules Driven by Highly Efficient Field Ionization
Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 163001 (2011). Download


H. Xu, T. Okino, K. Yamanouchi, S. Roither, X. Xie, D. Kartashov, Li Zhang, A. Baltuska, and M. Kitzler
Two-Proton Migration in 1,3-Butadiene in Intense Laser Fields
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 12, 12939 (2010). Download


X. Xie, A. Scrinzi, M. Wickenhauser, A. Baltuska, I. Barth, and M. Kitzler
Internal momentum state mapping using high harmonic radiation
Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 033901 (2008). Download


M. Kitzler, X. Xie, A. Scrinzi, A. Baltuska
Optical attosecond mapping by polarization selective detection
Phys. Rev. A 76, 011801(R) (2007). Download


M. Kitzler, M. Lezius
Spatial control of recollision wave packets with attosecond precision
Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 253001 (2005).


M. Kitzler, J. Zanghellini, C. Jungreuthmayer, M. Smits, A. Scrinzi, and T. Brabec
Ionization dynamics of extended multi-electron systems
Phys. Rev. A 70, 041401(R) (2004).


M. Kitzler, N. Milosevic, A. Scrinzi, F. Krausz and T. Brabec
Quantum Theory of Attosecond XUV Pulse Measurement by Laser Dressed Photoionization
Phys. Rev. Lett., 88, 173904 (2002).


Selected Grants


Principal investigator
Research project "Exploring laser-pulse-induced molecular bond-forming reactions with soft X-ray transient absorption spectroscopy"
granted by Austrian Science Fund (FWF), 2016 – 2019


Principal investigator
Research project “Momentum mapping of multi-electron strong-field ionization dynamics with fully controlled light wave forms”
granted by Austrian Science Fund (FWF), 2010-2014.


Co-Project Leader
Innovative project "Quantum dynamics in molecules subject to intense laser fields"
granted by Vienna University of Technology, 2011-2013.


Co-Project Leader
International project “Investigation of Ultrafast Hydrogen Migration by Carrier-Envelope Phase-Locked Pulses”
granted by Austrian Science Fund (FWF), 2009-2011.


Selected invited talks


Molecular processes at the ultrafast time-scale
International Symposium on Ultrafast Intense Laser Science 16
Lijiang, China, Oct. 29-Nov. 3, 2017.


Control of molecular processes via laser-steering the electrons’ dynamics
Annual Meeting of the Division of Atomic, Molecular, Optical Physics (DAMOP) of the American Physical Society 2014
Madison, Wisconsin, USA, June 2-6, 2014.

Laser-pulse-induced fragmentation of polyatomic molecules: From observation to control
International Workshop on Atomic Physics
Dresden, Germany, Nov. 26-Nov 30, 2012.

Controlling proton transfer processes in hydrocarbon molecules via laser-field-induced electron correlation
International Symposium on Ultrafast Intense Laser Science XI
Jeju, Korea, Oct. 21-25, 2012.



Attosecond strong-field wavepacket interferometry
High Intensity Lasers and High field Phenomena (HILAS)
Berlin, Germany, March 19-21, 2012.


Exploring Attosecond electron dynamics in molecules
ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences
Attoscience and Ultrafast Optics
Castelldefels/Barcelona, Spain, Aug. 28, 2009.


Last update May 2017

Investigation of strong laser field-induced fragmentation dynamics of hydrocarbon molecules using coincidence momentum imaging