Andrius Baltuška received the diploma in physics from Vilnius University, Lithuania, in 1993 and a Ph.D. degree in chemical physics from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, in 2000. Since 2006 he is a full professor at the faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Vienna University of Technology. His group (http://atto.photonik.tuwien.ac.at) works on the development of intense ultrafast laser and parametric amplifiers and applications of fully controlled optical pulses in ultrafast spectroscopy and high-field physics. He received a European Young Investigator Award (EURYI) from the European Science Foundation (2004), Ignaz L. Lieben Award from the Austrian Academy of Sciences (2006) and a Starting Grant (Consolidator) of the European Research Council (2011). In 2016 he was elected a corresponding member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW).
Current research interests
- Diode pumped solid state lasers (DPSSL).
- Femtosecond nonlinear spectroscopy.
- Generation and characterization of ultrashort pulses.
- Adaptive optics and computer-controlled pulse shaping.
- Refractive pulse compression using gradient-index bulk media.
- Nonlinear fiber optics with femtosecond pulses.
- Broadband parametric generation and amplification.
- Stabilization of carrier-envelope phase of intense few-cycle optical pulses.
- Electron dynamics in polar solvents.
- Charge transfer reactions in fluids.
- Attosecond pulse generation and metrology.