Dr. Paul Beaud

photo of Paul Beaud Senior Scientist
SwissFEL Bernina

Paul Scherrer Institute
5232 Villigen PSI

Telephone: +41 56 310 4121
E-mail: paul.beaud@psi.ch

Short CV

  • 7/1977: Matura (Typus A, Latin & Grecian), Stiftschule, Einsiedeln.
  • 4/1983: Diploma in Physics, ETH Zürich.
  • 6/1988: PhD in Physics (Dr. phil. nat.), University of Berne

Professional Experience
  • 7/1984 - 6/1988: PhD student, Institute of Applied Physics, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • 7/1988 - 6/1991: Research Associate, Institute of Applied Physics, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • 7/1991 - 10/1993: Visiting Scientist, Center for Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers (CREOL), University of Central Florida
  • 4/1994 - 3/2006: Staff Scientist, Molecular Dynamics Group, General Energy Division, PSI
  • Since 1/2001: Member, FEMTO project at the Swiss Light Source
  • Since 4/2006: Senior Scientist, Swiss Light Source, PSI
  • 7/2010 - 6/2014: Member of MUST (Molecular Ultrafast Science and Technology), a National Comepetence Center of Research (NCCR) of the Swiss National Science Foundation
  • Since 6/2013: Member, SwissFEL-Photonics project, PSI
  • Since 7/2014: Member of MUST phase II a NCCR program of the Swiss National Science Foundation

Current Research Interests
  • Photoinduced coherent dynamics and phase transitions:
  • Pump probe techniques: causes and effects
  • Femtosecond x-ray diffraction.

  • SNSF Advanced Researcher Fellowship (July 91 - June 92)
  • Regular reviewer for scientific journals and funding agencies.
  • Member of the Optical Society of America, the Swiss Physical Society and European Physical Society.

Selected Recent Publications

My full publication list or ResearchID profile.

The photoinduced transition in magnetoresistive manganites: a comprehensive view
V. Esposito, L. Rettig, E. Abreu, E. Bothschafter,G. Ingold, M. Kawasaki, M. Kubli, G. Lantz, M. Nakamura, J. Rittman, M. Savoini, Y. Tokura, U. Staub, S. L. Johnson and P. Beaud
Physical Review B 97, 014312 (2018).

Coupling between a charge density wave and magnetism in an Heusler material
G. Lantz, M. J. Neugebauer, M. Kubli, M. Savoini, E. Abreu, K. Tasca, C. Dornes, V. Esposito, J. Rittmann, Y. W. Windsor, P. Beaud, G. Ingold, and S. L. Johnson
Physical Review Letters 119, 227207 (2017).

Nonlinear electron-phonon coupling in doped manganites
V. Esposito, R. Mankowsky, M. Fechner, H. Lemke, M. Chollet, J. M. Glownia, M. Nakamura, M. Kawasaki, Y. Tokura, U. Staub, P. Beaud, and M. Först
Physical Review Letters 118, 247601 (2017).

Ultrafast formation of a charge density wave state in 1T-TaS2: observation at nanometer scales using time-resolved X-ray diffraction
C. Laulhé, T. Huber, G. Lantz, A. Ferrer, S. O. Mariager, S. Grübel, J. Rittmann, J. A. Johnson, V. Esposito, A. Lübcke, L. Huber, M. Kubli, M. Savoini, V. L. R. Jacques, L. Cario, B. Corraze, E. Janod, G. Ingold, P. Beaud, S. L. Johnson, and S. Ravy
Physical Review Letters 118, 247401 (2017).

Ultrafast structural dynamics of the Fe-pnictide parent compound BaFe2As2
L. Rettig, S.O. Mariager, A. Ferrer, S. Grübel, J.A. Johnson, J. Rittmann, T. Wolf, S.L. Johnson, G. Ingold, P. Beaud, and U. Staub
Physical Review Letters 114, 067402 (2015). doi

A time-dependent order parameter for ultrafast photoinduced phase transitions
P. Beaud, A. Caviezel, S.O. Mariager, L. Rettig, G. Ingold, C. Dornes, S.-W. Huang, J.A. Johnson, M. Radovic, T. Huber, T. Kubacka, A. Ferrer, H.T. Lemke, M. Chollet, D. Zhu, J. Glownia, M. Sikorski, A. Robert, H. Wadati, M. Nakamura, M. Kawasaki, Y. Tokura, S.L. Johnson, and U. Staub
Nature Materials 13, 923–927 (2014). doi

Coherent structural dynamics of a proto-typical charge-density-wave-to-metal transition
T. Huber, S.O. Mariager, A. Ferrer, H. Schäfer, J.A. Johnson, S. Grübel, A. Lübcke, A. Caviezel, L. Huber, T. Kubacka, C. Dornes, C. Laulhe, S. Ravy, G. Ingold, P. Beaud, J. Demsar, and S.L. Johnson
Physical Review Letters 113 026401 (2014). doi

Large-Amplitude Spin Dynamics Driven by a THz Pulse in Resonance with an Electromagnon
T. Kubacka, J.A. Johnson, M.C. Hoffmann, C. Vicario, S. de Jong, P. Beaud, S. Grübel, S.-W. Huang, L. Huber, L. Patthey, Y.-D. Chuang, J.J. Turner, G.L. Dakovski, W.-S. Lee, M.P. Minitti, W. Schlotter, R.G. Moore, C.P. Hauri, S.M. Koohpayeh, V. Scagnoli, G. Ingold, S.L. Johnson, and U. Staub
Science 343 1333 (2014). doi

Identifying coherent lattice modulations coupled to charge and orbital order in a manganite (Editors's Suggestion)
A. Caviezel, S.O. Mariager, S.L. Johnson, E. Möhr-Vorobeva, S.W. Huang, G. Ingold, U. Staub, C.J. Milne, S.-W. Cheong, and P. Beaud
Physical Review B 87 205104 (2013). doi

Structural and magnetic dynamics of a laser induced phase transition in FeRh
S. O. Mariager, F. Pressacco, G. Ingold, E. Mancini, A. Caviezel, E. Möhr-Vorobeva, P. Beaud, S. L. Johnson, C. Milne, E. Fullerton, R. Feidenhans'l, C. H. Back, and C. Quitmann
Physical Review Letters 108, 087201 (2012).

Femtosecond dynamics of the collinear-to-spiral antiferromagnetic phase transition in CuO
S. L. Johnson, R. A. De Souza, U. Staub, P. Beaud, E. Möhr-Vorobeva, G. Ingold, A. Caviezel, V. Scagnoli, W. F. Schlotter, J. J. Turner, O. Krupin, W.-S. Lee, Y. D. Chuang, L. Patthey, R. G. Moore, D. Lu, M. Yi, P. S.
Kirchmann, M. Trigo, P. Denes, D. Doering, Z. Hussain, Z. X. Shen, and A. T. Boothroyd Physical Review Letters 108, 037203 (2012).

Structural response to non-thermal melting of a charge density wave
E. Möhr-Vorobeva, S. L. Johnson, P. Beaud, U. Staub, R. De Souza, C. Milne, G. Ingold, J. Demsar, H. Schäfer, and A. Titov
Physical Review Letters 107, 036403 (2011).