Studying the electronic structure of molecules with high harmonic spectroscopy

D. M. Villeneuve, J. B. Bertrand, P. B. Corkum, N. Dudovich, J. Itatani, J. C. Kieffer, F. Légaré, J. Levesque, Y. Mairesse, H. Niikura, B. E. Schmidt, A. D. Shiner, H. J. Wörner

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Abstract

High harmonic spectroscopy is a tool to study the valence electronic structure of atoms and molecules. It uses the techniques of high harmonic generation, in which a femtosecond laser ionizes the gas sample and XUV radiation is emitted in the forward direction. The XUV intensity, phase and polarization contain information about the orbital from which an electron was removed by the laser. High harmonic spectroscopy reveals details of electron-electron interactions, motion of electronic wave packets, and can follow a chemical reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAttosecond Physics
Subtitle of host publicationAttosecond Measurements and Control of Physical Systems
EditorsLuis Plaja, Ricardo Torres, Amelle Zair
Pages159-190
Number of pages32
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Aug 23

Publication series

NameSpringer Series in Optical Sciences
Volume177
ISSN (Print)0342-4111
ISSN (Electronic)1556-1534

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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    Villeneuve, D. M., Bertrand, J. B., Corkum, P. B., Dudovich, N., Itatani, J., Kieffer, J. C., Légaré, F., Levesque, J., Mairesse, Y., Niikura, H., Schmidt, B. E., Shiner, A. D., & Wörner, H. J. (2013). Studying the electronic structure of molecules with high harmonic spectroscopy. In L. Plaja, R. Torres, & A. Zair (Eds.), Attosecond Physics: Attosecond Measurements and Control of Physical Systems (pp. 159-190). (Springer Series in Optical Sciences; Vol. 177). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-37623-8-10