Dr. Torsten Siebert

Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy

Max-Born-Str. 2a, 12489 Berlin

++49 (0)30 6392 1414



Freie Universität Berlin, Departement of Physics

Arnimallee 14, 14195 Berlin
















































































































Patents - Publications - Invited Talks




  1. Range, Magnitude, and Ultrafast Dynamics of Electric Fields at the Hydrated DNA Surface
    T. Siebert, B. Guchhait, Y. Liu, B. Fingerhut, T. Elsaesser
    J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 7, 3131 (2016).

  2. Ultrafast Vibrational dynamics of the DNA Backbone at different Hydration Levels Mapped by Two-Dimensional Infrared Spectroscopy
    B. Guchhait, Y. Liu, T. Siebert, T. Elsaesser
    Struct. Dyn., 3, 043202 (2016).

  3. Anharmonic Backbone Vibrations in Ultrafast Processes at the DNA-Water Interface
    T. Siebert, B. Guchhait, Y. Liu, R. Costard, T. Elsaesser
    J. Phys. Chem. B, 119, 9670 (2015).

  4. Supercontinuum Pulse Shaping in the Few-Cycle Regime
    F. Hagemann, O. Gause, L. Woeste, T. Siebert
    Opt. Express, 21, 5536 (2013).

  5. Spatially Resolved Measurements of Charge Carrier Lifetimes in CdTe Solar Cells
    C. Kraft, H. Hempel, V. Buschmann, T. Siebert, C. Heisler, W. Wesch, C. Ronning
    J. Appl. Phys., 113, 124510 (2013).

  6. Characterization of Semiconductor Devices and Wafer Materials via Sub-Nanosecond Time-Correlated Single-Photon Counting
    V. Buschmann, H. Hempel, A. Knigge, C. Kraft, M. Roczen, M. Weyers, T. Siebert, F. Koberling
    J. Appl. Spectrosc., 80, 449 (2013).

  7. Tracking Molecular Wave Packets in Cesium Dimers by Coherent Raman Scattering
    L. Yuan, D. Pestov, R. K. Murawski, G. O. Ariunbold, M. Zhi, X.Wang, V. A. Sautenkov, Y. V. Rostovtsev, T. Siebert, A. V. Sokolov
    Phys. Rev. A, 86, 5536 (2013).

  8. Optimal White Light Control of the Negative to Neutral to Positive Charge Transition (NeNePo) in the Electronic Manifold of the Silver Trimer
    B. E. Schmidt, O. Gause, F. Hagemann, S. Li, W. Unrau, L. Woeste, T. Siebert
    J. Phys. Chem. A, 116, 11459 (2012).

  9. On the Role of Thermal Activation in Selective Photochemistry: Mechanistic Insight to the Oxidation of Propene on the V4O11- Cluster System
    S. Li, J. Demuth, A. Mirabal, L. Woeste, T. Siebert
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 14, 148 (2012).

  10. Stand-Off Spectroscopy via Remote Generation of a Backward-Propagating Laser Beam
    P. R. Hemmer, R. B. Miles, P. Polynkin, T. Siebert, A. V. Sokolov, P. Sprangle, M. O. Scully
    Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., 108, 3130 (2011).

  11. Poor Man's Source for Sub 7 fs: A Simple Route to Ultrashort Laser Pulses and Their Full Characterization
    B. E. Schmidt, W. Unrau, A. Mirabal, S. Li, M. Krenz, L. Woeste, T. Siebert
    Opt. Express 16, 18910 (2008).

  12. A Complete Reactant-Product Analysis of the Oxygen Transfer Reaction in [V4O11C3H6]-: A Cluster Complex for Modeling Surface Activation and Reactivity
    S. Li, J. Demuth, A. Mirabal, L. Woeste, T. Siebert
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 130, 16832 (2008).

  13. Identification of Conical Structures in Small Aluminum Oxide Clusters: Infrared Spectroscopy of (Al2O3)1-4(AlO)+
    G. Santambrogio, E. Janssens, S. Li, T. Siebert, G. Meijer, K. R. Asmis, J. Dobler, M. Sierka, J. Sauer
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 130, 15143 (2008).

  14. Strong-Field Dressing of Vibrational Manifolds within Ultrafast Coherent Raman Excitation
    S. Graefe, D. A. Akimov, B. Boehm, A. M. Zheltikov, M. O. Scully, V. Engel, W. Kiefer, T. Siebert
    J. Raman Spectrosc. 38, 998 (2007).

  15. Frequency Shifting and Pulse Shaping with Photonic-Crystal Fibers for Coherent Nonlinear Spectroscopy
    Y. M. Linik, A. A. Ivanov, D. A. Akimov, M. V. Al mov, T. Siebert, W. Kiefer, A. M. Zheltikov
    J. Raman Spectrosc. 37, 705 (2006).

  16. A Double-Pass Optical Parametric Amplifier Seeded by a Blue-Shifted Output of a Photonic Crystal Fiber
    D. A. Akimov, T. Siebert, A. M. Zheltikov, W. Kiefer
    Appl. Phys. B 83, 185 (2006).

  17. Coherent Raman Spectroscopy with Frequency-Shifted and Shaped Pulses from a Photonic Crystal Fiber
    A. A. Ivanov, Y. M. Linik, D. A. Akimov, M. V. Akimov, T. Siebert, W. Kiefer, A. M. Zheltikov
    Chem. Phys. Lett. 418, 19 (2006).

  18. Ground State Vibrational Wave-Packet and Recovery Dynamics Studied by Time-Resolved CARS and pump-CARS Spectroscopy
    T. Siebert, M. Schmitt, S. Graefe, V. Engel
    J. Raman Spectrosc. 37, 397 (2006).

  19. Visible and UV Coherent Raman Spectroscopy of Dipicolinic Acid
    D. Pestov, M. Zhi, Z. Sariyanni, N. G. Kalugin, A. A. Kolomenskii, R. Murawski, G. Paulus, V. A. Sautenkov, H. Schuessler, A. V. Sokolov, G. R. Welch, Y. V. Rostovtsev, T. Siebert, D. A. Akimov, S. Graefe, W. Kiefer, M. O. Scully
    Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 102, 14976 (2005).

  20. Optically Reconfigurable Azobenzene Polymer-Based Fiber Bragg Filter
    R. Lausten, P. Rochon, M. Ivanov, P. Cheben, S. Janz, P. Desjardins, J. Ripmeester, T. Siebert, A. Stolow
    Appl. Opt. 44, 7039 (2005).

  21. Population Dynamics of Vibrational Modes in Stilbene-3 upon Photo-Excitation to the First Excited State
    R. Maksimenka, B. Dietzek, A. Szeghalmi, T. Siebert, W. Kiefer, M. Schmitt
    Chem. Phys. Lett. 408, 37 (2005).

  22. Excited-state Processes in Protochlorophyllide A: A Femtosecond Time-Resolved Absorption Study
    B. Dietzek, R. Maksimenka, T. Siebert, E. Birckner, W. Kiefer, J. Popp, G. Hermann, M. Schmitt
    Chem. Phys. Lett. 397, 110 (2004).

  23. Probing the Kinetics of a Non-Adiabatic Transition Initiating out of Vibrationally Excited as well as Ground State Modes with Femtosecond Time-Resolved Transient Gratings
    T. Siebert, V. Engel, A. Materny, W. Kiefer, M. Schmitt
    J. Phys. Chem. A 107, 8355 (2003).

  24. The Mechanism of Light Storage in Spherical Microcavities Explored on a Femtosecond Time-Scale
    T. Siebert, O. Sbanski, M. Schmitt, V. Engel, W. Kiefer, J. Popp
    Opt. Commun. 216, 321 (2003).

  25. The Role of Specific Normal Modes During Non-Born-Oppenheimer Dynamics: The S1/S0 Internal Conversion of Beta-Carotene Interrogated on a Femtosecond Time-Scale with Coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering
    T. Siebert, R. Maksimenka, A. Materny, V. Engel, W. Kiefer, M. Schmidt
    J. Raman Spectrosc. 33, 844 (2002).

  26. Population Dynamics in Vibrational Modes during Non-Born-Oppenheimer Processes: CARS Spectroscopy used as a Mode-Selective Filter
    T. Siebert, M. Schmitt, V. Engel, A. Materny, W. Kiefer
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 124, 6242(2002).

  27. Wave Packet Dynamics in Different Electronic States Investigated by Femtosecond Time-Resolved Four-Wave-Mixing Spectroscopy
    A. Materny, T. Chen, M. Schmitt, T. Siebert, A. Vierheilig, V. Engel, W. Kiefer
    Appl. Phys. B 71, 299 (2000).

  28. Separation of Vibrational and Rotational Coherences with Polarized Femtosecond Time-Resolved Four-Wave Mixing Spectroscopy
    T. Siebert, M. Schmitt, A. Vierheilig, G. Flachenecker, V. Engel, A. Materny, W. Kiefer
    J. Raman Spectrosc. 31, 25 (2000).

  29. CCD Broadband Detection Technique for the Simultaneous Observation of Femtosecond Time-Resolved Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman, Coherent Stokes Raman and Degenerate Four-Wave-Mixing Processes
    T. Siebert, M. Schmitt, T. Michelis, A. Materny, W. Kiefer
    J. Raman Spectrosc. 30, 807 (1999).

  30. Femtosecond Time-Resolved Dynamics of Geminate and Nongeminate Recombination: Iodine Enclosed in the Nanocavities of a Microporous SiO2 Modification
    G. Flachenecker, P. Behrens, G. Knopp, M. Schmitt, T. Siebert, A. Vierheilig, G. Wirnsberger, A. Materny
    J. Phys. Chem. A 103, 3854 (1999).

  31. Determination of Wavepacket Dynamics by Femtosecond Time-Resolved Pump-Probe and Four-Wave-Mixing Techniques
    T. Chen, V. Engel, M. Heid, W. Kiefer, G. Knopp, A. Materny, S. Meyer, R. Pausch, M.Schmitt, H. Schwoerer, T. Siebert
    J. Mol. Struct. 480/481, 33 (1999).

  32. Femtosecond Pump Probe and Four-Wave-Mixing Spectroscopies Applied to Simple Molecules
    T. Chen, V. Engel, M. Heid, W. Kiefer, G. Knopp, A. Materny, S. Meyer, R. Pausch, M. Schmitt, H. Schwoerer, T. Siebert
    Vib. Spectrosc. 19, 23 (1999).

Invited Talks* and Public Presentations (selected):

  1. Hydration of Native DNA: Ultrafast Structural Dynamics and Short-Range Electric Fields
    Ultrafast Phenomena, Santa Fe, 2016.

  2. 2D-IR Study of Ultrafast Interfacial Dynamics at the Surface of the Hydrated DNA
    EMN-Ultrafast, LasVegas, November, 2015.

  3. Ultrafast Interfacial Dynamics of the Hydrated DNA Backbone*
    EMN-Meeting on DNA and RNA, Istanbul, November, 2015.

  4. Supercontinuum Pulse Shaping in the Few-Cycle Regime*
    GAP Seminar, Section de Physique, Université de Genève, April, 2014.

  5. Methodology for Supercontinuum Spectroscopy: Pulse Compression, Shaping and Analysis*
    Workshop on Fundamentals and Applications of Laser Filaments, Okasaki, April, 2013.

  6. Spin, Charge and Ultrafast Structural Dynamics as Elements of Control in Selective Photochemistry*
    110. Bunsentagung, Berlin, June, 2011.

  7. Tutorial: Femtosecond Filamentation in Air*
    Summer School on Quantum Science and Engineering, Casper - Wyoming, July, 2010.

  8. Real-Time Detection of Bacterial Spores and Food Contaminants Using Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Spectroscopy*
    9th European Conference on Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy, Bremen, June 2010.

  9. Faster and faster: How CARS was inspired to new performance*
    Quantum Coherence Effects: Festive symposium for the award of the Doctor honoris causa to Marlan O. Scully
    Faculty for Natural Sciences, University of Ulm, February, 2010.

  10. Towards Supercontinuum Spectroscopy and Control of Ultrafast Molecular Processes*
    TAMU Physics of Quantum Electronics Workshop, College Station - Texas, January, 2010.

  11. Towards Supercontinuum Spectroscopy and Control of Ultrafast Molecular Processes*
    40th Winter Colloquium on the Physics of Quantum Electronics, Snowbird - Utah, January, 2010.

  12. Spectroscopic Investigations of Oxygen Activation on Size-Selected Metal- and Metal Oxide Clusters*
    2nd GRI Symposium on Cluster Science, Toyota Technological Institute, Nagoya, February 2009.

  13. "Un chercheur, une manip:" Modern Research Laboratories in Science Museums*
    3rd Dialog of German-French Science Museums, Deutsches Technik Museum Berlin, October, 2007.

  14. Femtosecond Coherent Vibrational Excitation in the Weak and Strong Field Regime*
    The TAMU - Princeton - Casper Summer Workshop, Casper - Wyoming, July, 2007.

  15. Strong Field Dressing of Vibrational Manifolds in Coherent Raman Excitation
    Research Seminar, ULTRA Institute for Physics, University of Kassel, November, 2006.

  16. Nonlinear Raman Optical Activity*
    Carl Zeiss Jena GmbH, October, 2005.

  17. Tracing Optimal Population Transfer in Strong Field Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering*
    Texas A&M Quantum Optics Summer Workshop, Casper - Wyoming, August, 2005.

  18. Optimizing Population Transfer to Excited Vibrational States in Femtosecond Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering*
    35th Winter Colloquium on the Physics of Quantum Electronics, Snowbird - Utah, January, 2005.