Mapping Ultrafast Dynamics of Highly Excited D+2 by XUV Radiation

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 3:00pm

Leigh Martin, The University of Colorado Boulder

A full half century since its inception, laser technology continues to progress at a remarkable rate. Attosecond EUV table-top setups, as one of the many laser-technology derivatives, offer unparalleled time resolution while still providing excellent intensity in the EUV and x-ray regimes. In my talk, I will discuss applications of table-top high harmonic generation to diffractive imaging and coherent control of molecular dynamics. In our experiment, the fast timing and a 3D electron-ion coincidence technique (COLTRIMS) allow for direct imaging of molecular potentials of a highly excited hydrogen, as well as the ability to coherently control nuclear wave-packet dynamics in real-time. In the second part of my talk, I will cover recent advances in coherent imaging, a modality that takes advantage of the excellent spatial coherence of high harmonic generation to characterize nanoscopic samples in 2 and 3 dimensions.

Mapping Ultrafast Dynamics of Highly Excited D+2 by XUV Radiation
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