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Anne L'Huillier

Anne l'Huillier

Professor

Anne L'Huillier

Double ionization probed on the attosecond timescale

Author

  • Erik Månsson
  • Diego Guenot
  • Cord Arnold
  • David Kroon
  • Susan Kasper
  • J. Marcus Dahlstrom
  • Eva Lindroth
  • Anatoli S. Kheifets
  • Anne L'Huillier
  • Stacey Ristinmaa Sörensen
  • Mathieu Gisselbrecht

Summary, in English

Double ionization following the absorption of a single photon is one of the most fundamental processes requiring interaction between electrons(1-3). Information about this interaction is usually obtained by detecting emitted particles without access to real-time dynamics. Here, attosecond light pulses(4,5), electron wave packet interferometry(6) and coincidence techniques(7) are combined to measure electron emission times in double ionization of xenon using single ionization as a clock, providing unique insight into the two-electron ejection mechanism. Access to many-particle dynamics in real time is of fundamental importance for understanding processes induced by electron correlation in atomic, molecular and more complex systems.

Department/s

  • Synchrotron Radiation Research
  • Atomic Physics

Publishing year

2014

Language

English

Pages

207-211

Publication/Series

Nature Physics

Volume

10

Issue

3

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Nature Publishing Group

Topic

  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1745-2473