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Title: Observing Structure and Motion in Molecules with Ultrafast Strong Field and Short Wavelength Laser Radiation

Abstract

The term "molecular movie" has come to describe efforts to track and record Angstrom-scale coherent atomic and electronic motion in a molecule. The relevant time scales for this range cover several orders of magnitude, from sub-femtosecond motion associated with electron-electron correlations, to 100-fs internal vibrations, to multi-picosecond motion associated with the dispersion and quantum revivals of molecular reorientation. Conventional methods of cinematography do not work well in this ultrafast and ultrasmall regime, but stroboscopic "pump and probe" techniques can reveal this motion with high fidelity. This talk will describe some of the methods and recent progress in exciting and controlling this motion, using both laboratory lasers and the SLAC Linac Coherent Light Source x-ray free electron laser, and will further try to relate the date to the goal of molecular movies.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
ANL (Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1013134
DOE Contract Number:
ACO2-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Resource Relation:
Conference: APS Colloquium Series, Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois (United States), presented on April 13, 2011
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS

Citation Formats

Bucksbaum, Philip H. Observing Structure and Motion in Molecules with Ultrafast Strong Field and Short Wavelength Laser Radiation. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Bucksbaum, Philip H. Observing Structure and Motion in Molecules with Ultrafast Strong Field and Short Wavelength Laser Radiation. United States.
Bucksbaum, Philip H. Wed . "Observing Structure and Motion in Molecules with Ultrafast Strong Field and Short Wavelength Laser Radiation". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1013134.
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