Correlations in strong-field-emitted ultrashort electron pulses from metal needle tips

Meier S, Heimerl J, Hommelhoff P (2024)


Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2024

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Book Volume: 21

Pages Range: 045301

Issue: 4

DOI: 10.1088/1612-202X/ad2b5a

Abstract

When two electrons are emitted from a metal needle tip with the help of femtosecond laser pulses, they show a strong anticorrelation signal in the energy domain. Depending on the wavelength and intensity of the driving laser pulses, the electron emission process can be either in a perturbative regime, like single- or multi-photon photoemission, or in the strong-field regime, where emission is dominated by the instantaneous electric field of the laser pulse, or in the intermediate regime. Here, we report on the two-electron anticorrelation signal and how it evolves from the multiphoton toward the strong-field emission regime. We show that in both cases, the resulting anticorrelation signal can be well explained by semi-classical simulations using a point-particle model, thus the dynamics is dominated by the center-of-mass dynamics of the individual electrons. However, the actual emission process of multiple interacting electrons requires improved quantum mechanical models and therefore remains the subject of future work.


This paper is part of the Special Topic Collection: papers from the 31th Annual International Laser Physics Workshop 2023 (LPHYS 2023).

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APA:

Meier, S., Heimerl, J., & Hommelhoff, P. (2024). Correlations in strong-field-emitted ultrashort electron pulses from metal needle tips. Laser Physics Letters, 21, 045301. https://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1612-202X/ad2b5a

MLA:

Meier, Stefan, Jonas Heimerl, and Peter Hommelhoff. "Correlations in strong-field-emitted ultrashort electron pulses from metal needle tips." Laser Physics Letters 21 (2024): 045301.

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