PIER Photon Science Colloquium: Time-resolved experiments with atoms and molecules using XUV and IR laser pulses

by Robert Moshammer (Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Heidelberg)

Friday, May 17, 2013 from to (Europe/Berlin)
at DESY Hamburg ( CFEL Lecture Hall, Bldg. 99 )
Advances in laser technology and in the generation of intense XUV-radiation open new avenues for experiments on the dynamics of atoms and molecules in ultra-short (5-30 fs) laser fields. The combination of these new sources with modern many-particle imaging spectrometers (reaction microscopes) for the coincident detection of ions and electrons enable detailed studies at light intensities of 1014 W/cm2 or more and thus reveal insight into the coupling of light with matter. Pump-probe experiments with molecules allow the observation of rotational, vibrational and electronic excitations with unprecedented resolution and in real time, and time-resolved experiments with molecules using intense fs XUV Laser pulses are very first steps towards the visualization of fundamental molecular reactions.