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Title: Direct extraction of intense-field-induced polarization in the continuum on the attosecond time scale from transient absorption

Abstract

Here, a procedure is suggested for using transient absorption spectroscopy above the ionization threshold to measure the polarization of the continuum induced by an intense optical pulse. In this way transient absorption measurement can be used to probe subfemtosecond intense field dynamics in atoms and molecules. The method is based on an approximation to the dependence of these spectra on time delay between an attosecond XUV probe pulse and an intense pump pulse that is tested over a wide range of intensities and time delays by all-electrons-active calculations using the multiconfiguration time-dependent Hartree-Fock method in the case of neon.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [2];  [3]
  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). Chemical Sciences Division
  2. Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge, LA (United States). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
  3. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). Chemical Sciences Division; Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22). Chemical Sciences, Geosciences & Biosciences Division
OSTI Identifier:
1465399
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1236538
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231; FG02-13ER16403; SC0007182
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review A
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 93; Journal Issue: 2; Related Information: © 2016 American Physical Society.; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9926
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; polarization; attosecond laser irradiation; femtosecond pump-probe transient absorption; Hartree-Fock methods; molecular dynamics

Citation Formats

Li, X., Haxton, D. J., Gaarde, M. B., Schafer, K. J., and McCurdy, C. W. Direct extraction of intense-field-induced polarization in the continuum on the attosecond time scale from transient absorption. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.93.023401.
Li, X., Haxton, D. J., Gaarde, M. B., Schafer, K. J., & McCurdy, C. W. Direct extraction of intense-field-induced polarization in the continuum on the attosecond time scale from transient absorption. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.93.023401.
Li, X., Haxton, D. J., Gaarde, M. B., Schafer, K. J., and McCurdy, C. W. Mon . "Direct extraction of intense-field-induced polarization in the continuum on the attosecond time scale from transient absorption". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.93.023401. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1465399.
@article{osti_1465399,
title = {Direct extraction of intense-field-induced polarization in the continuum on the attosecond time scale from transient absorption},
author = {Li, X. and Haxton, D. J. and Gaarde, M. B. and Schafer, K. J. and McCurdy, C. W.},
abstractNote = {Here, a procedure is suggested for using transient absorption spectroscopy above the ionization threshold to measure the polarization of the continuum induced by an intense optical pulse. In this way transient absorption measurement can be used to probe subfemtosecond intense field dynamics in atoms and molecules. The method is based on an approximation to the dependence of these spectra on time delay between an attosecond XUV probe pulse and an intense pump pulse that is tested over a wide range of intensities and time delays by all-electrons-active calculations using the multiconfiguration time-dependent Hartree-Fock method in the case of neon.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.93.023401},
journal = {Physical Review A},
number = 2,
volume = 93,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {2}
}

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