Tomographic imaging of molecular orbitals with high-harmonic generation

J. Itatani, J. Levesque, D. Zeidler, Hiromichi Niikura, P. B. Corkum, D. M. Villeneuve

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Abstract

High harmonics produced in aligned molecules contain structural information on bound electronic states. We have produced high harmonics from N2 molecules aligned in five directions relative to the laser polarization axis. The projected images of the highest molecular orbital (HOMO) are successfully reconstructed based on computed tomography using the observed harmonic spectra. The reconstructed wavefunction includes both amplitude and phase. We also show that attosecond bound-state electron wavepacket dynamics will manifest itself in the high-harmonic spectra.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)525-528
Number of pages4
JournalLaser Physics
Volume15
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Apr
Externally publishedYes

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Molecular orbitals
Harmonic generation
harmonic generations
molecular orbitals
harmonics
Imaging techniques
Molecules
Electronic states
Wave functions
Electron energy levels
Tomography
Polarization
Lasers
electron states
molecules
tomography
polarization
electronics
lasers

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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Itatani, J., Levesque, J., Zeidler, D., Niikura, H., Corkum, P. B., & Villeneuve, D. M. (2005). Tomographic imaging of molecular orbitals with high-harmonic generation. Laser Physics, 15(4), 525-528.

Tomographic imaging of molecular orbitals with high-harmonic generation. / Itatani, J.; Levesque, J.; Zeidler, D.; Niikura, Hiromichi; Corkum, P. B.; Villeneuve, D. M.

In: Laser Physics, Vol. 15, No. 4, 04.2005, p. 525-528.

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Itatani, J, Levesque, J, Zeidler, D, Niikura, H, Corkum, PB & Villeneuve, DM 2005, 'Tomographic imaging of molecular orbitals with high-harmonic generation', Laser Physics, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 525-528.
Itatani J, Levesque J, Zeidler D, Niikura H, Corkum PB, Villeneuve DM. Tomographic imaging of molecular orbitals with high-harmonic generation. Laser Physics. 2005 Apr;15(4):525-528.
Itatani, J. ; Levesque, J. ; Zeidler, D. ; Niikura, Hiromichi ; Corkum, P. B. ; Villeneuve, D. M. / Tomographic imaging of molecular orbitals with high-harmonic generation. In: Laser Physics. 2005 ; Vol. 15, No. 4. pp. 525-528.
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