Michele Devetta got his Ph.D. in Physics from Università degli Studi di Milano in 2010, working on the characterization of metal nanoparticles in the gas phase with synchrotron radiation techniques. He joined CNR-IFN as a post-doc in 2013 and is a full-time researcher in the same institute since 2016.

His main research interests are:

  • Generation and manipulation of ultrashort laser pulses: Operation and maintenance of femtosecond laser sources based on Ti:Sapphire. Generation of ultrashort laser pulses with optical parametric amplification. Manipulation and characterization of ultrashort laser pulses.
  • High order harmonic generation (HHG) in gaseous media: Generation of coherent radiation in the X-UV and soft-X spectral region by focusing ultrashort laser pulses on gaseous media.
  • Strong field molecular imaging: Development of time-resolved direct imaging techniques of molecular electronic structure based on strong field driven “self-probing” of molecules. Among these in particular HHG tomography and laser-induced electron diffraction.
  • Design and development of detection schemes for charged particles: Design of detection systems for charged particles employing micro-channel plates (MCPs). Design and development of acquisition systems based on the coincident detection of electrons and ions (PEPICO).
  • Production and characterization of metal clusters in gas phase: Generation of intense and collimated beams of nanoparticles and their characterization in the gas phase, both with of synchrotron radiation-based spectroscopic techniques and novel Free Electron Laser sources.

Research Activities

Attosecond science

Ultrafast Spectroscopy

Ultrashort pulse generation and nonlinear optics

Research Unit


Contact Details

Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32
20133 Milano, ITALY