Attosecond electron spectroscopy in molecules

Francesca Calegari*, Jason Greenwood, Candong Liu, Matteo Lucchini, Maurizio Reduzzi, Giuseppe Sansone, Andrea Trabattoni, Mauro Nisoli

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Electron motion inmatter occurs on a temporal scale of a few hundreds of attoseconds, a time scale shorter then an optical period of the visible light.Attosecond science is nowadays a well-established research field and several techniques based on the use of attosecond pulses have been developed to investigate and control the electron dynamics initiated by photo-ionization in atoms, molecules and condensed matter. In this chapter we will review progress in attosecond technology and in the application of attosecond pulses to the investigation of ultrafast electron processes in molecules.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUltrafast Dynamics Driven by Intense Light Pulses
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Atoms to Solids, from Lasers to Intense X-rays
EditorsMarkus Kitzler, Stephanie Grafe
PublisherSpringer International Publishing Switzerland
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9783319201733
ISBN (Print)9783319201726
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jul 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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