Streak camera for strong-field ionization

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.183201
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TypeArticle
Journal titlePhysical Review Letters
ISSN0031-9007
1079-7114
Volume119
Issue18
Pages# of pages: 6
AbstractIonization of an atom or molecule by a strong laser field produces suboptical cycle wave packets whose control has given rise to attosecond science. The final states of the wave packets depend on ionization and deflection by the laser field, which are convoluted in conventional experiments. Here, we demonstrate a technique enabling efficient electron deflection, separate from the field driving strong-field ionization. Using a midinfrared deflection field permits one to distinguish electron wave packets generated at different field maxima of an intense few-cycle visible laser pulse. We utilize this capability to trace the scattering of low-energy electrons driven by the midinfrared field. Our approach represents a general technique for studying and controlling strong-field ionization dynamics on the attosecond time scale.
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PublisherAmerican Physical Society
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationSecurity and Disruptive Technologies; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NPARC number23002438
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