Field Emission Tip as a Nanometer Source of Free Electron Femtosecond Pulses

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Hommelhoff P, Sortais YRP, Aghajani-Talesh A, Kasevich MA
Journal: Physical Review Letters
Publisher: American Physical Society
Publication year: 2006
Volume: 96
Pages range: 077401
ISSN: 0031-9007
eISSN: 1079-7114


Abstract


We report a source of free electron pulses based on a field emission tip irradiated by a low-power femtosecond laser. The electron pulses are shorter than 70 fs and originate from a tip with an emission area diameter down to 2 nm. Depending on the operating regime we observe either photofield emission or optical field emission with up to 200 electrons per pulse at a repetition rate of 1 GHz. This pulsed electron emitter, triggered by a femtosecond oscillator, could serve as an efficient source for time-resolved electron interferometry, for time-resolved nanometric imaging and for synchrotrons. © 2006 The American Physical Society.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Aghajani-Talesh, Anoush
Lehrstuhl für Laserphysik
Hommelhoff, Peter Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Laserphysik


External institutions with authors

Stanford University


How to cite

APA:
Hommelhoff, P., Sortais, Y.R.P., Aghajani-Talesh, A., & Kasevich, M.A. (2006). Field Emission Tip as a Nanometer Source of Free Electron Femtosecond Pulses. Physical Review Letters, 96, 077401. https://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.96.077401

MLA:
Hommelhoff, Peter, et al. "Field Emission Tip as a Nanometer Source of Free Electron Femtosecond Pulses." Physical Review Letters 96 (2006): 077401.

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