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Tomographic imaging of electron orbital using high-harmonic generation
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Paper Abstract

High harmonics produced in aligned molecules contain the structural information of the outermost electron orbital that preferentially ionizes in intense laser fields. We show a method to reconstruct a 3-dimensional (3D) structure of the molecular orbital. The method is based on the technologies to align molecules and to produce attosecond XUV pulses, both of which utilize intense ultrashort laser pulses. We measured a set of high harmonic spectra produced in differently aligned N2 molecules, and successfully reconstructed the image of the highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO) with sub-angstrom resolution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5920, Ultrafast X-Ray Detectors, High-Speed Imaging, and Applications, 59200F (22 September 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.624095
Show Author Affiliations
J. Itatani, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)
J. Levesque, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
INRS-Énergie et Matériaux, Varennes (Canada)
D. Zeidler, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
P. B. Corkum, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
D. M. Villeneuve, National Research Council Canada (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5920:
Ultrafast X-Ray Detectors, High-Speed Imaging, and Applications
Zenghu Chang; Stuart Kleinfelder; Dennis L. Paisley; Jean-Claude Kieffer; Jerome B. Hastings, Editor(s)

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