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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1998
  • pp: 1–5

Scheme for a coherently controlled pulsed electron gun

F. Robicheaux, G. M. Lankhuijzen, and L. D. Noordam  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 15, Issue 1, pp. 1-5 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.15.000001


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Abstract

When the outer electron of an alkali atom in an electric field is laser excited just above the field-induced ionization threshold, the electron ejection will not be instantaneous. Calculations show there are a number of energy regions where, upon short-pulse laser excitation, the atom will eject a train of electron probability pulses with the pulses being nearly equally spaced in time. This system can be the source of a picosecond pulsed electron gun. We show that it is possible to coherently control the electron pulse frequency while the pulse train is being emitted.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses

Citation
F. Robicheaux, G. M. Lankhuijzen, and L. D. Noordam, "Scheme for a coherently controlled pulsed electron gun," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 1-5 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-15-1-1


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