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Anne L'Huillier

Anne l'Huillier

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Anne L'Huillier

Probing Time-Dependent Molecular Dipoles on the Attosecond Time Scale

Author

  • Ch Neidel
  • J. Klei
  • C-H. Yang
  • A. Rouzee
  • M. J. J. Vrakking
  • Kathrin Klünder
  • Miguel Miranda
  • Cord Arnold
  • Thomas Fordell
  • Anne L'Huillier
  • Mathieu Gisselbrecht
  • Per Johnsson
  • M. P. Dinh
  • E. Suraud
  • P-G. Reinhard
  • V. Despre
  • M. A. L. Marques
  • F. Lepine

Summary, in English

Photoinduced molecular processes start with the interaction of the instantaneous electric field of the incident light with the electronic degrees of freedom. This early attosecond electronic motion impacts the fate of the photoinduced reactions. We report the first observation of attosecond time scale electron dynamics in a series of small-and medium-sized neutral molecules (N-2, CO2, and C2H4), monitoring time-dependent variations of the parent molecular ion yield in the ionization by an attosecond pulse, and thereby probing the time-dependent dipole induced by a moderately strong near-infrared laser field. This approach can be generalized to other molecular species and may be regarded as a first example of molecular attosecond Stark spectroscopy.

Department/s

  • Atomic Physics
  • Synchrotron Radiation Research

Publishing year

2013

Language

English

Publication/Series

Physical Review Letters

Volume

111

Issue

3

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

American Physical Society

Topic

  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1079-7114