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Anne L'Huillier

Anne l'Huillier

Professor

Anne L'Huillier

Exploring single-photon ionization on the attosecond time scale

Author

  • Mathieu Gisselbrecht
  • Kathrin Klünder
  • Jessica Dahlström
  • Thomas Fordell
  • Marko Swoboda
  • Diego Guenot
  • Per Johnsson
  • J. Caillat
  • Johan Mauritsson
  • A. Maquet
  • R. Taieb
  • Anne L'Huillier

Summary, in English

One of the fundamental processes in nature is the photoelectric effect in which an electron is ripped away from its atom via the interaction with a photon. This process was long believed to be instantaneous but with the development of attosecond pulses (1 as 10(-18) s) we can finally get an insight into its dynamic. Here we measure a delay in ionization time between two differently bound electrons. The outgoing electrons are created via ionization with a train of attosecond pulses and we probe their relative delay with a synchronized infrared laser. We demonstrate how this probe field influences the measured delays and show that this contribution can be estimated with a universal formula, which allows us to extract field free atomic data..

Department/s

  • Synchrotron Radiation Research
  • Atomic Physics
  • Combustion Engines

Publishing year

2012

Language

English

Pages

032025-032025

Publication/Series

XXVII International Conference on Photonic, Electronic and Atomic Collisions (Icpeac 2011), Pts 1-15

Volume

388

Document type

Conference paper

Publisher

IOP Publishing

Topic

  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics

Conference name

27th International Conference on Photonic, Electronic and Atomic Collisions (ICPEAC)

Conference date

2011-07-27 - 2011-08-02

Conference place

Ireland

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1742-6596
  • ISSN: 1742-6588