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Anne L'Huillier

Anne l'Huillier

Professor

Anne L'Huillier

Short XUV pulses to characterize field-free molecular alignment

Author

  • F. Lepine
  • M. F. Kling
  • Y. F. Ni
  • J. Khan
  • O. Ghafur
  • T. Martchenko
  • E. Gustafsson
  • Per Johnsson
  • Katalin Varju
  • Thomas Remetter
  • Anne L'Huillier
  • M J J Vrakking

Summary, in English

We present experiments on field-free molecular alignment of N-2 and CO2 probed with short XUV pulses that are obtained via high-harmonic generation. The XUV pulses induce a dissociative ionization or a Coulomb explosion of the molecule, where the fragment ion recoil (measured using the velocity map imaging technique) provides information on the alignment of the parent molecule at the time of ionization. We discuss how photoelectron detection may in future allow the determination of molecular-frame photoelectron angular distributions and molecular structure.

Department/s

  • Atomic Physics

Publishing year

2007

Language

English

Pages

953-966

Publication/Series

Journal of Modern Optics

Volume

54

Issue

7

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Topic

  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0950-0340