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Dr. Skantzakis Manolis
PostDoctoral Fellow

Emmanouil Skantzakis is a physicist specializing in both experimental and theoretical aspects of attosecond physics. He graduated in Physical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in 2004 and initiated his career at the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser of the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (I.E.S.L.-FO.R.T.H.).
During his academic pursuit, Skantzakis followed a master's program at the University of Crete, concentrating on "Microelectronics-Optoelectronics." Under the guidance of Prof. Dimitris Charalambidis, his master's thesis was focused on the modelling and implementation of a grating interferometer for spectral phase and amplitude retrieval of low order harmonic superposition.
His Ph.D. studies at I.E.S.L.-FO.R.T.H., supervised by Prof. Dimitris Charalambidis and Dr. Paraskevas(Paris) Tzallas, were centered on generating coherent EUV continua using the Interferometric Polarization Gating technique. Skantzakis designed an innovative IPG device, facilitating efficient EUV continuum generation from high-peak power lasers. This work laid the groundwork for the first ever XUV-pump-XUV-probe studies at the 1 fs temporal scale.
Post-Ph.D., Skantzakis continued his research by securing a Marie Curie Individual fellowship. He contributed to the attosecond physics group at CEA-Saclay in France, concentrating on high-resolution high-harmonic spectroscopy in aligned molecules.
Upon his return to I.E.S.L.-FO.R.T.H. in 2014, Skantzakis played a key role in developing and operating MW and GW EUV beamlines. His responsibilities included maintaining the TW laser chain, crucial for successful experiments and collaborations. Additionally, he secured funding for an independent project. The title of the project was “Generation and applications of intense circularly polarized extreme ultraviolet radiation.”- GAICPEU (No 645) and it was funded solely by HFRI. The new EUV beamline was developed in AST with unique characteristics. It provides tunable highly elliptically polarized EUV radiation (17-26 eV) with controlled polarization, reaching energies of the order of 400 nJ per pulse. This is the highest energy content ever achieved in the generation of laser driven circularly/elliptically polarized EUV radiation.


  • 2011, PhD, Physics Department, University of Crete, Greece
  • 2007, MSc Physics Department, University of Crete, Greece
  • 2004, Bachelor School of Applied Physical and Mathematical Sciences, National Technical University Of Athens


  • Post-doctoral Researcher, Attosecond Science and Technology Laboratory, Foundation for Research & Technology – Hellas, Research industry, since June 2014, Crete, Greece
  • Post-Doctoral Researcher, Attosecond Physics Group, CEA, Research industry, April 2012 – April 2014 (2 years), Paris Area, France, Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship (IEF) for Career Development.
  • Post-doctoral Researcher, Attosecond Science and Technology Laboratory, Foundation for Research & Technology – Hellas, Research industry, October 2011 – March 2012 (6 months) Crete, Greece


  • First Award for Young Researchers, International Symposium on Ultrafast Intense Laser Science (ISUILS), Maui, Hawaii, USA, December 6th-13th, 2010
  • Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship (IEF) for Career Development (2011).
  • Post-graduate grant University of Crete 10/2004-10/2006
  • Post-graduate grant FORTH-IESL, CRETE, GREECE 10/2006-3/2011
  • HFRI (ELIDEK) Post-doc Fellowship grant, 2018 - 2021


Teaching Activities: (10/2004 - 12/2009)

1. Teaching assistant, Computer Science Department University of Crete, Theoretical Classes: Physics Ι, Physics ΙΙ
2. Teaching assistant, Department of Applied Mathematics University of Crete, Theoretical Classes: Physics Ι, Physics ΙΙ
3. Teaching assistant, Physics Department University of Crete, Experimental Classes: Optics Laboratories, Advanced Experiments

Direct two-XUV-photon double ionization in xenon
P. Tzallas, E. Skantzakis, D. Charalambidis
J. Phys. B, Volume:45, Page:074007, Year:2012, DOI:10.1088/0953-4075/45/7/074007
Extreme-ultraviolet pump-probe studies of one femtosecond scale electron dynamics
P. Tzallas, E. Skantzakis, L.A.A. Nikolopoulos, G. D. Tsakiris, D. Charalambidis
Nat. Phys., Volume:7, Page:781–784, Year:2011, DOI:10.1038/nphys2033
Measuring the absolute carrier-envelope phase of many-cycle laser fields
P. Tzallas, E. Skantzakis, D. Charalambidis
Phys. Rev. A, Volume:82, Page:061401R, Year:2010, DOI:10.1103/PhysRevA.82.061401
Persistent quantum interfering electron trajectories
J. E. Kruse, P. Tzallas, E. Skantzakis, and D. Charalambidis
Phys. Rev. A, Volume:82, Page:033438, Year:2010, DOI:10.1103/PhysRevA.82.033438
Inconsistencies between two attosecond pulse metrology methods: A comparative study
J. E. Kruse, P. Tzallas, E. Skantzakis, C. Kalpouzos, G. D. Tsakiris, D. Charalambidis
Phys. Rev. A, Volume:82, Page:021402(R), Year:2010, DOI:10.1103/PhysRevA.82.021402
Tracking autoionizing-wavepacket dynamics at 1-femtosecond temporal scale
E. Skantzakis, P. Tzallas, J. E. Kruse, C. Kalpouzos, O. Faucher, G. D. Tsakiris and D. Charalambidis,
Phys. Rev. Lett. , Volume:105, Page:043902, Year:2010, DOI:10.1103/PhysRevLett.105.043902
Exploring intense attosecond pulses
D. Charalambidis, P. Tzallas, E. P. Benis, E. Skantzakis, G. Maravelias, L. A. A. Nikolopoulos, A. P. Conde, and G. D. Tsakiris,
New J Phys, Volume:10, Page:025018, Year:2008, DOI:10.1088/1367-2630/10/2/025018
Generation of intense continuum extreme-ultraviolet radiation by many-cycle laser fields
P. Tzallas, E. Skantzakis, C. Kalpouzos, E.P. Benis, G.D. Tsakiris and D. Charalambidis,
Nature Phys., Volume:3, Page:846–850, Year:2007, DOI:10.1038/nphys747
Full temporal reconstruction of a lower order harmonic superposition
P. Tzallas, E. Skantzakis, E.P. Benis, C. Kalpouzos, G.D. Tsakiris, and D. Charalambidis,
New J Phys, Volume:9, Page:232, Year:2007, DOI:10.1088/1367-2630/9/7/232
Ultraviolet laser microstructuring of silicon and the effect of laser pulse duration on the surface morphology.
Skantzakis E, Zorba V, Papazoglou DG, Zergioti I, Fotakis C
Appl Surf Sci, Volume:252, Issue:13, Page:4462-4466, Year:2006, DOI:10.1016/j.apsusc.2005.07.120
Multiple ionization of argon via multi-XUV-photon absorption induced by 20-GW high-order harmonic laser pulses
A. Nayak, I. Orfanos, I. Makos, M. Dumergue, S. Kühn, E. Skantzakis, B. Bodi, K. Varju, C. Kalpouzos, H. I. B. Banks, A. Emmanouilidou, D. Charalambidis, and P. Tzallas
Phys Rev. A., Volume:98, Page:023426, Year:2018, DOI:10.1103/PhysRevA.98.023426
The ELI-ALPS facility: the next generation of attosecond sources
Sergei Kühn, Mathieu Dumergue, Subhendu Kahaly, Sudipta Mondal, Miklós Füle, Tamás Csizmadia, Balázs Farkas, Balázs Major, Zoltán Várallyay, Eric Cormier, Mikhail Kalashnikov, Francesca Calegari, Michele Devetta, Fabio Frassetto, Erik Månsson, Luca Poletto, Salvatore Stagira, Caterina Vozzi, Mauro Nisoli, Piotr Rudawski, Sylvain Maclot, Filippo Campi, Hampus Wikmark, Cord L Arnold, Christoph M Heyl, Per Johnsson, Anne L'Huillier, Rodrigo Lopez-Martens, Stefan Haessler, Maïmona Bocoum, Frederik Boehle, Aline Vernier, Gregory Iaquaniello, Emmanuel Skantzakis, Nikos Papadakis, Constantinos Kalpouzos, Paraskevas Tzallas, Franck Lépine, Dimitris Charalambidis, Katalin Varjú, Károly Osvay and Giuseppe Sansone
J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys, Volume:50, Page:132002, Year:2017,
Generation of Attosecond Light Pulses from Gas and Solid State Media
Stefanos. Chatziathanasiou, Subhendu. Kahaly, Emmanouil. Skantzakis, Giuseppe. Sansone , Rodrigo. Lopez-Martens, Stefan. Haessler, Katalin. Varju , George. D. Tsakiris, Dimitris. Charalambidis and Paraskevas. Tzallas,
Photonics, Volume:4, Issue:2, Page:26, Year:2017, DOI:10.3390/photonics4020026
Polarization shaping of high-order harmonics in laser-aligned molecules
E. Skantzakis, S. Chatziathanasiou, P. A. Carpeggiani, G. Sansone, A. Nayak, D. Gray, P. Tzallas, D. Charalambidis, E. Hertz & O. Faucher,
Scientific Reports, Volume:6, Page:39295, Year:2016, DOI:10.1038/srep39295
The ion microscope as a tool for quantitative measurements in the extreme ultraviolet
N. Tsatrafyllis, B. Bergues, H. Schröder, L. Veisz, E. Skantzakis, D. Gray, B. Bodi, S. Kuhn, G. D. Tsakiris, D. Charalambidis & P. Tzallas
Sci Rep. , Volume:6, Page:21556, Year:2016, DOI:10.1038/srep21556
Transverse Electromagnetic Mode Conversion for High-Harmonic Self-Probing Spectroscopy
Antoine Camper, Amélie Ferré, Nan Lin, Emmanouil Skantzakis, David Staedter, Elizabeth English, Bastian Manschwetus, Frédéric Burgy, Stéphane Petit, Dominique Descamps, Thierry Auguste, Olivier Gobert, Bertrand Carré, Pascal Salières, Yann Mairesse and Thierry Ruchon
Photonics, Volume:2, Issue:1, Page:184-199, Year:2015, DOI:10.3390/photonics2010184
On the generation of intense isolated attosecond pulses by many-cycle laser fields
P. Tzallas, E. Skantzakis, J. E. Kruse, D. Charalambidis
Year: 2010, ISBN:978-3-642-18326-3