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Title: Attosecond time-resolved photoelectron holography

Ultrafast strong-field physics provides insight into quantum phenomena that evolve on an attosecond time scale, the most fundamental of which is quantum tunneling. The tunneling process initiates a range of strong field phenomena such as high harmonic generation (HHG), laser-induced electron diffraction, double ionization and photoelectron holography—all evolving during a fraction of the optical cycle. Here we apply attosecond photoelectron holography as a method to resolve the temporal properties of the tunneling process. Adding a weak second harmonic (SH) field to a strong fundamental laser field enables us to reconstruct the ionization times of photoelectrons that play a role in the formation of a photoelectron hologram with attosecond precision. In conclusion, we decouple the contributions of the two arms of the hologram and resolve the subtle differences in their ionization times, separated by only a few tens of attoseconds.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [2] ; ORCiD logo [2] ;  [2] ; ORCiD logo [3] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [4] ;  [2]
  1. Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States); Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot (Israel)
  2. Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot (Israel)
  3. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
  4. Max-Born-Institut, Berlin (Germany)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-76SF00515
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nature Communications
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 9; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2041-1723
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Research Org:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS
OSTI Identifier:
1463349

Porat, G., Alon, G., Rozen, S., Pedatzur, O., Kruger, M., Azoury, D., Natan, A., Orenstein, G., Bruner, B. D., Vrakking, M. J. J., and Dudovich, N.. Attosecond time-resolved photoelectron holography. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1038/s41467-018-05185-6.
Porat, G., Alon, G., Rozen, S., Pedatzur, O., Kruger, M., Azoury, D., Natan, A., Orenstein, G., Bruner, B. D., Vrakking, M. J. J., & Dudovich, N.. Attosecond time-resolved photoelectron holography. United States. doi:10.1038/s41467-018-05185-6.
Porat, G., Alon, G., Rozen, S., Pedatzur, O., Kruger, M., Azoury, D., Natan, A., Orenstein, G., Bruner, B. D., Vrakking, M. J. J., and Dudovich, N.. 2018. "Attosecond time-resolved photoelectron holography". United States. doi:10.1038/s41467-018-05185-6. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1463349.
@article{osti_1463349,
title = {Attosecond time-resolved photoelectron holography},
author = {Porat, G. and Alon, G. and Rozen, S. and Pedatzur, O. and Kruger, M. and Azoury, D. and Natan, A. and Orenstein, G. and Bruner, B. D. and Vrakking, M. J. J. and Dudovich, N.},
abstractNote = {Ultrafast strong-field physics provides insight into quantum phenomena that evolve on an attosecond time scale, the most fundamental of which is quantum tunneling. The tunneling process initiates a range of strong field phenomena such as high harmonic generation (HHG), laser-induced electron diffraction, double ionization and photoelectron holography—all evolving during a fraction of the optical cycle. Here we apply attosecond photoelectron holography as a method to resolve the temporal properties of the tunneling process. Adding a weak second harmonic (SH) field to a strong fundamental laser field enables us to reconstruct the ionization times of photoelectrons that play a role in the formation of a photoelectron hologram with attosecond precision. In conclusion, we decouple the contributions of the two arms of the hologram and resolve the subtle differences in their ionization times, separated by only a few tens of attoseconds.},
doi = {10.1038/s41467-018-05185-6},
journal = {Nature Communications},
number = 1,
volume = 9,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {7}
}

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