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Title: Pulse analysis by delayed absorption from a coherently excited atom

Abstract

In this tutorial, we provide a short review of attosecond pulse characterization techniques and a pedagogical account of a recently proposed method called Pulse Analysis by Delayed Absorption (PANDA) [S. Pabst and J. M. Dahlstr¨om, Phys. Rev. A 94, 013411 (2016)]. We discuss possible implementations of PANDA in alkali atoms using either principal quantum number wave packets or spin-orbit wave packets. The main merit of the PANDA method is that it can be used as a pulse characterization method that is free from atomic latency effects, such as scattering phase shifts and long-lived atomic resonances. Finally, we propose that combining the PANDA method with angle-resolved photoelectron detection should allow for experimental measurements of attosecond delays in photoionization from bound wave packets on the order of tens of attoseconds.

Authors:
 [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [3]
  1. Lund Univ. (Sweden). Dept. of Physics
  2. Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA (United States). Inst. for Theoretical Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics (ITAMP); SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States). Photon Ultrafast Laser Science and Engineering Inst. (PULSE)
  3. Stockholm Univ. (Sweden). ,AlbaNova Univ. Center, Dept. of Physics
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1503577
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-76SF00515; 2014-3724; 2016-03789
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
APL Photonics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 4; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2378-0967
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS

Citation Formats

Dahlström, Jan Marcus, Pabst, Stefan, and Lindroth, Eva. Pulse analysis by delayed absorption from a coherently excited atom. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1063/1.5053661.
Dahlström, Jan Marcus, Pabst, Stefan, & Lindroth, Eva. Pulse analysis by delayed absorption from a coherently excited atom. United States. doi:10.1063/1.5053661.
Dahlström, Jan Marcus, Pabst, Stefan, and Lindroth, Eva. Thu . "Pulse analysis by delayed absorption from a coherently excited atom". United States. doi:10.1063/1.5053661. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1503577.
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title = {Pulse analysis by delayed absorption from a coherently excited atom},
author = {Dahlström, Jan Marcus and Pabst, Stefan and Lindroth, Eva},
abstractNote = {In this tutorial, we provide a short review of attosecond pulse characterization techniques and a pedagogical account of a recently proposed method called Pulse Analysis by Delayed Absorption (PANDA) [S. Pabst and J. M. Dahlstr¨om, Phys. Rev. A 94, 013411 (2016)]. We discuss possible implementations of PANDA in alkali atoms using either principal quantum number wave packets or spin-orbit wave packets. The main merit of the PANDA method is that it can be used as a pulse characterization method that is free from atomic latency effects, such as scattering phase shifts and long-lived atomic resonances. Finally, we propose that combining the PANDA method with angle-resolved photoelectron detection should allow for experimental measurements of attosecond delays in photoionization from bound wave packets on the order of tens of attoseconds.},
doi = {10.1063/1.5053661},
journal = {APL Photonics},
number = 1,
volume = 4,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {1}
}

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FIG. 1 FIG. 1: Schematic pictures of (a) the FROG method and (b) the SPIDER method for pulse characterization of ultra-short laser pulses.

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