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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 5 — Mar. 3, 2008
  • pp: 3334–3341

Grating enhanced ponderomotive scattering for visualization and full characterization of femtosecond electron pulses

Christoph T. Hebeisen, German Sciaini, Maher Harb, Ralph Ernstorfer, Thibault Dartigalongue, Sergei G. Kruglik, and R. J. Dwayne Miller  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 5, pp. 3334-3341 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.003334


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Abstract

Real time views of atomic motion can be achieved using electron pulses as structural probes. The requisite time resolution requires knowledge of both the electron pulse duration and the exact timing of the excitation pulse and the electron probe to within 10–100 fs accuracy. By using an intensity grating to enhance the pondermotive force, we are now able to fully characterize electron pulses and to confirm many body simulations with laser pulse energies on the microjoule level. This development solves one of the last barriers to the highest possible time resolution for electron probes.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 9, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 22, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 23, 2008
Published: February 27, 2008

Citation
Christoph T. Hebeisen, German Sciaini, Maher Harb, Ralph Ernstorfer, Thibault Dartigalongue, Sergei G. Kruglik, and R. J. D. Miller, "Grating enhanced ponderomotive scattering for visualization and full characterization of femtosecond electron pulses," Opt. Express 16, 3334-3341 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-5-3334


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