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Anne L'Huillier

Anne l'Huillier

Professor

Anne L'Huillier

Reconstruction of attosecond electron wave packets using quantum state holography

Author

  • Kathrin Klünder
  • Per Johnsson
  • M. Swoboda
  • Anne L'Huillier
  • G. Sansone
  • M. Nisoli
  • M. J. J. Vrakking
  • K. J. Schafer
  • Johan Mauritsson

Summary, in English

We present a method for performing quantum state holography, with which we completely characterize the amplitude and phase of an attosecond electron wave packet. Our approach is an extension of a recent publication [J. Mauritsson et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 053001 (2010)] in which we demonstrated experimentally that the energies and amplitudes of an attosecond electron wave packet can be characterized using attosecond electron interferometry. Here we show theoretically that attosecond electron interferometry can be extended to retrieve the phases of all the states that make up the wave packet. We demonstrate the feasibility of our method by analyzing a wave packet created by a shake-up process. We show that our method can successfully retrieve arbitrary phases and/or lifetimes added to the component eigenstates.

Department/s

  • Atomic Physics

Publishing year

2013

Language

English

Publication/Series

Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics)

Volume

88

Issue

3

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

American Physical Society

Topic

  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1050-2947