Research Highlight: Physical Review Letters

In a collaboration with Moscow State University we could experimentally demonstrate that attosecond electron tunneling dynamics can be observed as an optical signal.

The results of this work pave the way toward an all-optical metrology of subcycle ionization dynamics in systems in which free electrons cannot be directly measured.

A.J. Verhoef, A. Mitrofanov, E.E. Serebryannikov, D.V. Kartashov, A.M. Zheltikov and A. Baltuška: "Optical detection of tunneling ionization"
Physical Review Letters 104, 163904 (2010) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.104.163904, öffnet eine externe URL in einem neuen Fenster