Attosecond Spectroscopy to Track Ultrafast Electron Dynamics

Hosted By: Nonlinear Optics Technical Group

13 June 2018, 10:30 - 11:30

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Electron motion driven by the electric field of light defines the initial steps of light-matter interaction. In this webinar hosted by the OSA Nonlinear Optics Technical Group, Dr. Martin Schultze of the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Garching will discuss how the toolbox of attosecond spectroscopy allows us to scrutinize these phenomena in real time. The discussion will introduce basic concepts and requirements of attosecond spectroscopy and will define the range of physical problems that can be addressed.

The ideas of the attosecond time-resolved variants of photoelectron, transient absorption and polarization spectroscopy will be exemplified by experiments revealing the influence of electronic correlations on the photoelectric effect and studies that investigate how solid state attosecond spectroscopy provides us with a time-domain understanding of electron dynamics also in solids. In a short outlook at the conclusion of the webinar, Dr. Schultze will address the current experimental trends and some of the hot topics in extreme timescale spectroscopy.

What You Will Learn:

  • Basics of few-cycle laser sources
  • The tricks of attosecond spectroscopy in atoms and solids
  • What physical problems can be studied and how incredibly quick one can change the refractive index of a solid

Who Should Attend:

  • Individuals interested in the dynamics of electrons at their natural time scale
  • Researchers who want to learn about attosecond time resolved spectroscopy
  • Anyone who wants to know how long it takes an electron to fly off once it was hit by an X-Ray photon


Dr. Martin Schultze, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Garching

Martin Schultze received the Ph.D. degree from Ludwig-Maximilans-Universität of Munich in 2008 after graduating in Physics at ETH Zürich. He spent a postdoc at the University of California in Berkeley, USA. Currently he is Research Group leader in the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ) in Garching, Germany. His research activity focuses on time resolved spectroscopies with (sub-) attosecond temporal resolution applied to the study of the electron dynamics in atomic and condensed matter systems.