Physics Colloquium : "Attosecond pulses for capturing electron dynamics"

Mon, 11/01/2021 - 15:45 to 17:15

Lecturer: Prof. Anne L'Huillier from Lund University, Sweden.


Since the beginning of the millennium, physicists know how to generate pulses of
light of attosecond duration (1 as= 10-18 s), thus gaining access to this incredibly
short time scale. This presentation will describe how attosecond pulses are
generated when intense laser pulses interact with atomic gases, and what are
their characteristics.
We will then show how these pulses can be used to investigate fast electron
dynamics in atomic photoionization.