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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 19 — Sep. 23, 2013
  • pp: 21981–21990

Transferring the attoclock technique to velocity map imaging

Matthias Weger, Jochen Maurer, André Ludwig, Lukas Gallmann, and Ursula Keller  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 19, pp. 21981-21990 (2013)

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Attosecond angular streaking measurements have revealed deep insights into the timing of tunnel ionization processes of atoms in intense laser fields. So far experiments of this type have been performed only with a cold-target recoil-ion momentum spectrometer (COLTRIMS). Here, we present a way to apply attosecond angular streaking experiments to a velocity map imaging spectrometer (VMIS) with few-cycle pulses at a repetition rate of 10 kHz and a high ionization yield per pulse. Three-dimensional photoelectron momentum distributions from strong-field ionization of helium with an elliptically polarized, sub-10-fs pulse were retrieved by tomographic reconstruction from the momentum space electron images and used for the analysis in the polarization plane.

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OCIS Codes
(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(020.2649) Atomic and molecular physics : Strong field laser physics

ToC Category:
Atomic and Molecular Physics

Original Manuscript: July 4, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 2, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 2, 2013
Published: September 11, 2013

Matthias Weger, Jochen Maurer, André Ludwig, Lukas Gallmann, and Ursula Keller, "Transferring the attoclock technique to velocity map imaging," Opt. Express 21, 21981-21990 (2013)

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