Zuerch Lab
ULTRAFAST MATERIALS CHEMISTRY AT BERKELEY
Zuerch Lab
ULTRAFAST MATERIALS CHEMISTRY AT BERKELEY

Publications



2024
51. S. F. Kim, H. Schwarz, J. Jurczyk, B. R. Nebgen, H. Hendricks, H. Park, A. Radosevich, M. W. Zuerch*, K. Harper*, M. C. Lux*, C. S. Yeung*, and R. Sarpong*
Mechanistic Investigation, Wavelength-Dependent Reactivity, and Expanded Reactivity of N–Aryl Azacycle Photomediated Ring Contractions
J. Am. Chem. Soc. (asap) (2024)- doi: https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.3c13982
50. V. Korolev, T. Lettau, V. Krishna, A. Croy, M. Zuerch, C. Spielmann, M. Waechtler, U. Peschel, S. Graefe, G. Soavi, D. Kartashov
Unveiling the Role of Electron-Phonon Scattering in Dephasing High-Order Harmonics in Solids
arXiv:2401.12929 (2024)- doi: https://arxiv.org/abs/2401.12929
49. Y. Cheng†, A. Zong†, L. Wu, Q. Meng, W. Xia, F. Qi, P. Zhu, X. Zou, T. Jiang, Y. Guo, J. van Wezel, A. Kogar, M. W. Zuerch*, J. Zhang*, Y. Zhu*, D. Xiang*
Ultrafast formation of topological defects in a 2D charge density wave
Nature Physics 20, 54–60 (2024)- doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-023-02279-x
2023
48. F.Kohrell, B. R. Nebgen, J. A. Spies, R. Hollinger, A. Zong, C. Uzundal, C. Spielmann, and M. Zuerch
A solid-state high harmonic generation spectrometer with cryogenic cooling
arXiv:2309.01049, in print Review of Scientific Instruments (2024)- doi: https://doi.org/10.48550/arXiv.2309.01049
47. M. Horio, T. Sumi, J. Bullock, Y. Hirata, M. Miyamoto, B. R. Nebgen, T. Wada, T. Senoo, Y. Tsujikawa, Y. Kubota, S. Owada, K. Tono, M. Yabashi, T. Iimori, Y. Miyauchi, M. W. Zuerch, I. Matsuda, C. P. Schwartz, W. S. Drisdell
Detecting driving potentials at the buried SiO2 nanolayers in solar cells by chemical-selective nonlinear X-ray spectroscopy
Appl. Phys. Lett. 123, 031602 (2023)- doi: https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0156171
46. C. Woodahl, S. Jamnuch, A. Amado, C. B. Uzundal, E. Berger, P. Manset, Y. Zhu, Y. Li, D. D. Fong, J. G. Connell, Y. Hirata, Y. Kubota, S. Owada, K. Tono, M. Yabashi, S. Tepavcevic, I. Matsuda, W. S. Drisdell, C. P. Schwartz, J. W. Freeland, T. A. Pascal, A. Zong, M. Zuerch
Probing lithium mobility at a solid electrolyte surface
Nature Materials 22, 848 (2023)- doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41563-023-01535-y
45. H. N. Gopalakrishna, R. Baruah, C. Hünecke, V. Korolev, M. Thümmler, A. Croy, M. Richter, R. Hollinger, V. Shumakova, I. Uschmann, H. Marschner, M. Zürch, C. Reichardt, A. Undisz, J. Dellith, A. Pugžlys, A. Baltuška, C. Spielmann, F. Yahyaei, U. Peschel, S. Gräfe, M. Wächtler, D. Kartashov
Tracing spatial confinement in semiconductor quantum dots by high-order harmonic generation
44. Alfred Zong, Bailey R. Nebgen, Sheng-Chih Lin, Jacob A. Spies, Michael Zuerch
Emerging ultrafast techniques for studying quantum materials
Nature Reviews Materials 8, 224–240 (2023)- doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41578-022-00530-0
2022
43. Ilana J. Porter, Michael W. Zuerch, Anne Baranger, Stephen R. Leone
Coherent Phonons in Antimony: an Undergraduate Physical Chemistry Solid-State Ultrafast Laser Spectroscopy Experiment
J. Chem. Educ. 100, 342–349 (2022)- doi: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jchemed.2c00816
42. Lun Yue, Richard Hollinger, Can B. Uzundal, Bailey Nebgen, Ziyang Gan, Emad Najafidehaghani, Antony George, Christian Spielmann, Daniil Kartashov, Andrey Turchanin, Diana Y. Qiu, Mette B. Gaarde, Michael Zuerch
Signatures of multi-band effects in high-harmonic generation in monolayer MoS2
Phys. Rev. Lett. 129, 147401 (2022)
41. Lars Hoffmann, Sasawat Jamnuch, Craig P. Schwartz, Tobias Helk, Sumana L. Raj, Hikaru Mizuno, Riccardo Mincigrucci, Laura Foglia, Emiliano Principi, Richard J. Saykally, Walter S. Drisdell, Shervin Fatehi, Tod A. Pascal, Michael Zuerch
Saturable absorption of free-electron laser radiation by graphite near the carbon K-edge
J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 13, 39, 8963–8970 (2022) - Editor's pick
40. Y. Cheng†, A. Zong†, J. Li, W. Xia, S. Duan, W. Zhao, Y. Li, F. Qi, J. Wu, L. Zhao, P. Zhu, X. Zou, T. Jiang, Y. Guo, L. Yang, D. Qian, W. Zhang, A. Kogar*, M. Zuerch*, D. Xiang*, J. Zhang*
Light-induced dimension crossover dictated by excitonic correlations
Nature Communications 13, 963 (2022)- doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-28309-5
39. T. Sumi, M. Horio, T. Senoo, T. Wada, Y. Tsujikawa, X. Zhang, P. Manset, M. Araki, Y. Hirata, W. S. Drisdell, J. W. Freeland, A. Amado, M. Zuerch, Y. Kubota, S. Owada, K. Tono, M. Yabashi, C. P. Schwartz, I. Matsuda
Separating Non-linear Optical Signals of a Sample from High Harmonic Radiation in a Soft X-ray Free Electron Laser
e-Journal of Surface Science and Nanotechnology 20, 31-35- doi: https://doi.org/10.1380/ejssnt.2022-002
38. G. Zograf, K. Koshelev, A. Zalogina, V. Korolev, D.-Y. Choi, M. Zürch, C. Spielmann, B. Luther-Davies, D. Kartashov, S. Makarov, S. Kruk, and Y. Kivshar
High-Harmonic Generation from Resonant Dielectric Metasurfaces Empowered by Bound States in the Continuum
ACS Photonics 9, 567–574, (2022)- doi: https://doi.org/10.1021/acsphotonics.1c01511
2021
37. C. B. Uzundal, S. Jamnuch, E. Berger, C. Woodahl, P. Manset, Y. Hirata, T. Sumi, A. Amado, H. Akai, Y. Kubota, S. Owada, K. Tono, M. Yabashi, J. W. Freeland, C. P. Schwartz, W. S. Drisdell, I. Matsuda, T. A. Pascal, A. Zong, M. Zuerch
Polarization-Resolved Extreme-Ultraviolet Second Harmonic Generation from LiNbO3
Phys. Rev. Lett. 127, 237402 (2021)
36. Craig P. Schwartz, Sumana L. Raj, Sasawat Jamnuch, Chris J. Hull, Paolo Miotti, Royce K. Lam, Dennis Nordlund, Can B. Uzundal, Chaitanya Das Pemmaraju, Riccardo Mincigrucci, Laura Foglia, Alberto Simoncig, Marcello Coreno, Claudio Masciovecchio, Luca Giannessi, Luca Poletto, Emiliano Principi, Michael Zuerch, Tod A. Pascal, Walter S. Drisdell, Richard J. Saykally
Ångström-resolved Interfacial Structure in Organic-Inorganic Junctions
Phys. Rev. Lett. 127, 096801 (2021)- doi: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.127.096801
35. R. Hollinger, E. Haddad, M. Zapf, V. Shumakova, P. Herrmann, R. Röder, I. Uschmann, U. Reislöhner, A. Pugzlys, A. Baltuska, F. Legare, M. Zürch, C. Ronning, C. Spielmann, and D. Kartashov
The role of free carrier interaction in strong field excitations in semiconductors
Physical Review B 104, 035203 (2021)- doi: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.104.035203
34. Emma Berger, Sasawat Jamnuch, Can B. Uzundal, Clarisse Woodahl, Hari Padmanabhan, Angelique Amado, Paul Manset, Yasuyuki Hirata, Yuya Kubota, Shigeki Owada, Kensuke Tono, Makina Yabashi, Cuixiang Wang, Youguo Shi, Venkatraman Gopalan, Craig P. Schwartz, Walter S. Drisdell, Iwao Matsuda, John W. Freeland, Tod A. Pascal, and Michael Zuerch
Extreme Ultraviolet Second Harmonic Generation Spectroscopy in a Polar Metal
Nano Letters 21, 6095–6101 (2021)- doi: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c01502
33. J. D. Gaynor, A. P. Fidler, Y.-C. Lin, H.-T. Chang, M. Zuerch, D. M. Neumark, S. R. Leone
Solid-state core-exciton dynamics in NaCl observed by tabletop attosecond four-wave mixing spectroscopy
Phys. Rev. B 103, 245140 (2021)
32. T. Helk, E. Berger, S. Jamnuch, L. Hoffmann, A. Kabacinski, J. Gautier, F. Tissandier, J. P. Goddet, H.-T. Chang, J. Oh, C. D. Pemmaraju, T. A. Pascal, S. Sebban, C. Spielmann, M. Zuerch
Table-top extreme ultraviolet second harmonic generation
Science Advances 7, eabe2265 (2021)
31. B. Buades, A. Picon, E. Berger, I. Leon, N. Di Palo, S. L. Cousin, C. Cocchi, E. Pellegrin, J. H. Martin, S. Manas-Valero, E. Coronado, T. Danz, C. Draxl, M. Uemoto, K. Yabana, M. Schultze, S. Wall, M. Zuerch, J. Biegert
Attosecond state-resolved carrier motion in quantum materials probed by soft X-ray XANES
Applied Physics Reviews 8, 011408 (2021) // AIP Feature Article.- doi: https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0020649
30. R. Hollinger, P. Herrmann, V. Korolev, M. Zapf, V. Shumakova, R. Röder, I. Uschmann, A. Pugzlys, A. Baltuska, M. Zürch, C. Ronning, C. Spielmann, and D. Kartashov
Polarization Dependent Excitation and High Harmonic Generation from Intense Mid-IR Laser Pulses in ZnO
Nanomaterials 11, 4 (2021)- doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11010004
2020
29. F. Tuitje, P. Martínez Gil, T. Helk, J. Gautier, F. Tissandier, J.-P.Goddet, A. Guggenmos, U. Kleineberg, S. Sebban, E. Oliva, C. Spielmann, M. Zürch
Nonlinear Ionization Dynamics of Hot Dense Plasma Observed in a Laser-Plasma Amplifier
Nature Light: Science & Applications 9, 187 (2020)- doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41377-020-00424-2
28. Romain Géneaux, Christopher J. Kaplan, Lun Yue, Andrew D. Ross, Jens E. Bækhøj, Peter M. Kraus, Hung-Tzu Chang, Alexander Guggenmos, Mi-Ying Huang, Michael Zürch, Kenneth J. Schafer, Daniel M. Neumark, Mette B. Gaarde, and Stephen R. Leone
Attosecond Time-Domain Measurement of Core-Level-Exciton Decay in Magnesium Oxide
Phys. Rev. Lett. 124, 207401 (2020)- doi: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.124.207401
27. Nils C. Geib, Richard Hollinger, Elissa Haddad, Paul Herrmann, François Légaré, Thomas Pertsch, Christian Spielmann, Michael Zürch, Falk Eilenberger
Discrete dispersion scan setup for measuring few-cycle laser pulses in the mid-infrared
Optics Letters 45, 5295 (2020)- doi: https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.403362
26. Tuitje, F., Zuerch, M. and Helk, T. and Gautier, J. and Tissandier, F. and Goddet, J.-P. and Oliva, E. and Guggenmos, A. and Kleineberg, U. and Stiel, H. and Sebban, S. and Spielmann, C.
Ptychography and Single-Shot Nanoscale Imaging with Plasma-Based Laser Sources
Springer International Publishing, X-ray Lasers 2018- doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-35453-4_23
2019 (before Berkeley)
25. C. J. Kaplan, P. M. Kraus, E. M. Gullikson, L. J. Borja, S. K. Cushing, M. Zürch, H.-T. Chang, D. M. Neumark, S. R. Leone
Retrieval of the complex-valued refractive index of germanium near the M4,5 absorption edge
Journal of the Optical Society of America B 6, 1716-1720 (2019)- doi: https://doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.36.001716
24. G. K. Tadesse, W. Eschen, R. Klas, M. Tschernajew, F. Tuitje, M. Steinert, M. Zilk, V. Schuster, M. Zürch, T. Pertsch, C. Spielmann, J. Limpert, J. Rothhardt
Wavelength-scale ptychographic coherent diffractive imaging using a high-order harmonic source
Scientific Reports 9, 1735 (2019)- doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-38501-1
23. T. Helk, M. Zürch , and C. Spielmann
Towards single shot timeresolved microscopy using short wavelength table-top light sources
Structural Dynamics 6, 010902 (2019)- doi: https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5082686
22. S. K. Cushing, A. Lee, I. J. Porter, L. M. Carneiro, H.-T. Chang, M. Zürch, S. R. Leone
Differentiating Photoexcited Carrier and Phonon Dynamics in the Δ, L, and Γ Valleys of Si(100) with Transient Extreme Ultraviolet Spectroscopy
Journal of Physical Chemistry C 123, 3343–3352 (2019)- doi: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b10887
2018
21. S. K. Cushing, M. Zürch, P. M. Kraus, L. M. Carneiro, A. Lee, H.-T. Chang, C. J. Kaplan, S. R. Leone
Hot phonon and carrier relaxation in Si(100) determined by transient extreme ultraviolet spectroscopy
Structural Dynamics 5, 054302 (2018)- doi: https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5038015
20. P. M. Kraus, M. Zürch, S. K. Cushing, D. M. Neumark, S. R. Leone
The Ultrafast X-ray Spectrocopic Revolution in Chemical Dynamics
Nature Reviews Chemistry 2, 82-94 (2018)- doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41570-018-0008-8
19. C. J. Kaplan, P. M. Kraus, A. D. Ross, M. Zürch, S. K. Cushing, M. F. Jager, H.-T. Chang, E. M. Gullikson, D. M. Neumark, S. R. Leone
Femtosecond Tracking of Carrier Relaxation in Germanium with Extreme Ultraviolet Transient Reflectivity
Physical Review B 97, 205202 (2018)- doi: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.97.205202
2017
18. R. Sollapur, D. Kartashov, M. Zürch, A. Hoffmann, T. Grigorova, G. Sauer, A. Hartung, A. Schwuchow, J. Bierlich, J. Kobelke, M. Chemnitz, Markus A. Schmidt, C. Spielmann
Resonanceenhanced multi-octave supercontinuum generation in antiresonant hollow-core fibers
Light: Science & Applications, 6, e17124 (2017)- doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/lsa.2017.124
17. 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)- doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-05789-w
16. 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)- doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms15734
15. 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)- doi: https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4985056
2016
14. 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)- doi: https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.41.005365
13. 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, (2016)- doi: https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.41.005170
12. 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)- doi: https://doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.33.000C57
2015
11. 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)- doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/app5041310
10. C. Kern, M. Zürch and C. Spielmann
Limitations of Extreme Nonlinear Ultrafast Nanophotonics
Nanophotonics 4 (1), 303-323 (2015)- doi: https://doi.org/10.1515/nanoph-2015-0013
9. M. Zürch and C. Spielmann
Extreme ultraviolet digital in-line holography using a table top source
Applied Optics 54 (19), 5992-5997 (2015)- doi: https://doi.org/10.1364/AO.54.005992
2014
8. M. Zürch, J. Rothhardt, S. Hädrich, S. Demmler, M. Krebs, J. Limpert, A. Tünnermann, A. Guggenmos, U. Kleineberg, and C. Spielmann
Real-time and Sub-wavelength Ultrafast Coherent Diffraction Imaging in the Extreme Ultraviolet
Nature Scientific Reports 4 (7356), 1-5 (2014)- doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/srep07356
7. M. Zürch, S. Foertsch, M. Matzas, K. Pachmann, R. Kuth, and Ch. Spielmann
Cancer cell classification with coherent diffraction imaging using an extreme ultraviolet radiation source
Journal of Medical Imaging 1 (3), 031008 (2014)- doi: https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JMI.1.3.031008
6. M. Zürch, A. Hoffmann, M. Gräfe, B. Landgraf, M. Riediger, and Ch. Spielmann
Characterization of a broadband interferometric autocorrelator for visible light with ultrashort blue laser pulses
Optics Communications 321, 28-31 (2014)- doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.optcom.2014.01.069
5. A. Hoffmann, M. Zürch, M. Gräfe, and Ch. Spielmann
Spectral broadening and compression of sub-millijoule laser pulses in hollow-core fibers filled with sulfur hexafluoride
Optics Express 22, 12038-12045 (2014)- doi: https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.012038
2013
4. M. Zürch, C. Kern, and Ch. Spielmann
XUV coherent diffraction imaging in reflection geometry with low numerical aperture
Optics Express 21 (18), 21131-21147 (2013)- doi: https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.021131
2012
3. M. Zürch, C. Kern, P. Hansinger, A. Dreischuh, and Ch. Spielmann
Strong-field physics with singular light beams
Nature Physics 8, 743-746 (2012)- doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/nphys2397
2. S. Eyring, C. Kern, M. Zürch, and C. Spielmann
Improving high-order harmonic yield using wavefront-controlled ultrashort laser pulses
Optics Express 20 (5), 5601-5606 (2012)- doi: https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.005601
2011
1. C. Kern, M. Zürch, J. Petschulat, T. Pertsch, B. Kley, T. Käsebier, U. Hübner, and C. Spielmann
Comparison of femtosecond laser-induced damage on unstructured vs. nano-structured Au-targets
Applied Physics A 104 (1), 15-12 (2011)- doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00339-011-6449-2
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