Attosecond imaging of XUV-induced atomic photoemission and Auger decay in strong laser fields
Velocity-map imaging has been employed to study the photoemission in Ne and N4,5OO Auger decay in Xe induced by an isolated 85 eV extreme ultraviolet (XUV) pulse in the presence of a strong few-cycle near-infrared (NIR) laser field. Full three-dimensional momentum information about the released electrons was obtained. The NIR and XUV pulse parameters were extracted from the measured Ne streaking traces using a FROG CRAB retrieval algorithm. The attosecond measurements of the Auger decay in Xe show pronounced broadening of the Auger lines corresponding to the formation of sidebands. The temporal evolution of the sideband signals and their asymmetry along the laser polarization axis exhibit oscillations similar to those known from attosecond streaking measurements. The experimental results are in good agreement with model calculations based on an analytical solution of the Schrödinger equation within the strong field approximation.
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Zherebtsov, S, Wirth, A, Uphues, T, Znakovskaya, I, Herrwerth, O, Gagnon, J, … Kling, M. F. (2011). Attosecond imaging of XUV-induced atomic photoemission and Auger decay in strong laser fields. J. Phys. B, 44(10, Article number: 105601), 1–7. doi:10.1088/0953-4075/44/10/105601