Electron rescattering at metal nanotips induced by ultrashort laser pulses

Journal article

Publication Details

Author(s): Wachter G, Lemell C, Burgdoerfer J, Schenk M, Krüger M, Hommelhoff P
Journal: Physical Review B
Publisher: American Physical Society
Publication year: 2012
Volume: 86
Pages range: 035402
ISSN: 1098-0121


We investigate plateau and cutoff structures in photoelectron spectra from nanoscale metal tips interacting with few-cycle near-infrared laser pulses. These hallmarks of electron rescattering, well-known from atom-laser interaction in the strong-field regime, appear at remarkably low laser intensities with nominal Keldysh parameters of the order of ≳10. Quantum and quasiclassical simulations reveal that a large field enhancement near the tip and the increased backscattering probability at a solid-state target play a key role. Plateau electrons are by an order of magnitude more abundant than in comparable atomic spectra, reflecting the high density of target atoms at the surface. The position of the cutoff serves as an in situ probe for the locally enhanced electric field at the tip apex. © 2012 American Physical Society.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Hommelhoff, Peter Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Laserphysik
Krüger, Michael
Lehrstuhl für Laserphysik

External institutions with authors

Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ) / Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik
Vienna University of Technology

How to cite

Wachter, G., Lemell, C., Burgdoerfer, J., Schenk, M., Krüger, M., & Hommelhoff, P. (2012). Electron rescattering at metal nanotips induced by ultrashort laser pulses. Physical Review B, 86, 035402. https://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.86.035402

Wachter, Georg, et al. "Electron rescattering at metal nanotips induced by ultrashort laser pulses." Physical Review B 86 (2012): 035402.


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