Attosecond Physics - Theory – Overview
About the lecture
Time and placeWed 10-12 ct, Theresienstr. 37, A 249
Starts: October 19, 2011
Ends: February 8, 2012
Professor: A. Scrinzi
Phone: 089 / 2180-4608
The lecture introduces the theoretical tools used in attosecond physics and critically discusses a few key expriments
Interaction of strong fields with atoms and molecules: basic models, strong field ionization, high harmonic generation, classical vs. quantum mechanical models, Volkov-state based models and corrections, photo-electron spectra. Few-cycle pulses: the Carrier-Envelope phase, propagation. Attosecond XUV pulses: generation and detection, streaking, RABITT, FROG-CRAB. Key experiments: atomic transients, molecular imaging by re-collision electrons, electronic dynamics on solid surfaces, transient absorption spectra.
- M. Ivanov and F. Krausz, "Attosecond physics", Rev. of Mod. Phys. 81, 163 (2008)
- A. Scrinzi, M. Ivanov, R. Kienberger, and D. Villeneuve, "Attosecond Physics, J. Phys. B 39, R1 (2006)
- T. Brabec and F. Krausz, "Intense few-cycle laser fields: frontiers of nonlinear optics",Rev. Mod. Phys. 72, 545 (2000)
- Th. Brabec (Ed.): Strong field laser physics
- F. H. Faisal: Theory of Multiphoton Processes
Crediting of the course
Oral or written exam (depending on number of students) after the end of the course.