Attosecond real-time observation of electron tunnelling and multi-electron dynamics in atoms

M. Schultze, M. Uiberacker, Th. Uphues, A. J. Verhoef, V. Yakovlev, M. F. Kling, J. Rauschenberger, N. M. Kabachnik, H Schröder, M. Lezius, K. L. Kompa, H.-G. Muller, M. J. J. Vrakking, S. Hendel, U. Kleineberg, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, F. Krausz

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Abstract

Atoms exposed to intense light lose one or more electrons and become ions. In strong fields, the process was predicted to occur via tunnelling through the binding potential suppressed by the light field near the peaks of its oscillations. Here we report the first real-time observation of this most elementary step in strong-field interactions: light-induced electron tunnelling. The process is found to deplete atomic bound states in sharp steps lasting several hundred attoseconds.
Originalspracheenglisch
TitelCLEO/Europe and IQEC 2007 Conference Digest
Herausgeber (Verlag)Optical Society of America
SeitenCF7_4
ISBN (Print)1-4244-931-4
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2007
Extern publiziertJa
Veranstaltung2007 European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the International Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO - Munich, Deutschland
Dauer: 17 Jun 200722 Jun 2007

Konferenz

Konferenz2007 European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the International Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO
LandDeutschland
OrtMunich
Zeitraum17/06/0722/06/07

Fields of Expertise

  • Advanced Materials Science

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