Time-resolved photoelectron holography from atoms using midinfrared laser pulses is investigated by solving the corresponding time-dependent Schrodinger equation (TDSE) and a classical model, respectively. The numerical simulation of the photoelectron angular distribution of Xe irradiated with a low-frequency free-electron laser source agrees well with the experimental results. Different types of subcycle interferometric structures are predicted by the classical model. Furthermore with the TDSE model it is demonstrated that the holographic pattern is sensitive to the shape of the atomic orbitals. This is a step toward imaging by means of photoelectron holography.

Phys. Rev. A

Bian, X. B., Huismans, Y., Smirnova, O., Yuan, K. J., Vrakking, M. J. J., & Bandrauk, A. D. (2011). Subcycle interference dynamics of time-resolved photoelectron holography with midinfrared laser pulses. Phys. Rev. A, 84(4, Article number: 43420), 1–8. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.84.043420