Ultrafast electron pulses from a tungsten tip triggered by low power femtosecond laser pulses

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Autor(en): Hommelhoff P, Kealhofer C, Kasevich MA
Zeitschrift: Physical Review Letters
Verlag: American Physical Society
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2006
Band: 97
Seitenbereich: 247402
ISSN: 0031-9007


Abstract


We present an experimental and numerical study of electron emission from a sharp tungsten tip triggered by sub-8-fs low-power laser pulses. This process is nonlinear in the laser electric field, and the nonlinearity can be tuned via the dc voltage applied to the tip. Numerical simulations of this system show that electron emission takes place within less than one optical period of the exciting laser pulse, so that an 8fs 800 nm laser pulse is capable of producing a single electron pulse of less than 1 fs duration. Furthermore, we find that the carrier-envelope phase dependence of the emission process is smaller than 0.1% for an 8 fs pulse but is steeply increasing with decreasing laser pulse duration. © 2006 The American Physical Society.



FAU-Autoren / FAU-Herausgeber

Hommelhoff, Peter Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Laserphysik


Autor(en) der externen Einrichtung(en)
Stanford University


Zitierweisen

APA:
Hommelhoff, P., Kealhofer, C., & Kasevich, M.A. (2006). Ultrafast electron pulses from a tungsten tip triggered by low power femtosecond laser pulses. Physical Review Letters, 97, 247402. https://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.97.247402

MLA:
Hommelhoff, Peter, Catherine Kealhofer, and Mark A. Kasevich. "Ultrafast electron pulses from a tungsten tip triggered by low power femtosecond laser pulses." Physical Review Letters 97 (2006): 247402.

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