Demonstration of attosecond ionization dynamics inside transparent solids

Download
  1. (PDF, 399 KB)
  2. Get@NRC: Demonstration of attosecond ionization dynamics inside transparent solids (Opens in a new window)
DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1088/0953-4075/43/13/131002
AuthorSearch for: ; Search for: ; Search for: ; Search for:
TypeArticle
Journal titleJournal Of Physics. B, Atomic, Molecular And Optical Physics
Volume43
Issue13
Pages131002–; # of pages: 5
AbstractAttosecond science has arisen from intense light pulses interacting with low density gases. We show that the initiating process—sub-cycle ionization—also survives in large band gap condensed media. Using fused SiO2 as an example, we measure the differential nonlinear absorption between the major and minor axis of elliptically polarized light. Through simulations that include ionization and light propagation, we confirm that changes in the ellipticity between the incident beam and the transmitted beam encode sub-cycle absorption dynamics. As the pulse duration is increased, we observe that sub-cycle ionization is masked by collisional processes. We propose a general class of methods for measuring attosecond dynamics in condensed media.
Publication date
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NPARC number16925481
Export citationExport as RIS
Report a correctionReport a correction
Record identifier85928698-68be-4eca-ae35-ac55d8ce57ff
Record created2011-02-25
Record modified2016-05-09
Bookmark and share
  • Share this page with Facebook (Opens in a new window)
  • Share this page with Twitter (Opens in a new window)
  • Share this page with Google+ (Opens in a new window)
  • Share this page with Delicious (Opens in a new window)
Date modified: