Strong laser fields and attosecond pulses can be employed to manipulate and observe molecular processes. The control of reactions with intense laser fields offers manipulation of strongly-coupled nuclear and electronic motion, which opens new photon-based reaction pathways. Tailoring the electric-field waveform of optical pulses on sub-cycle timescales opens the door to the control of electron and nuclear dynamics in molecules. In this project we use 3D-momentum imaging techniques such as velocity-map imaging (VMI) and reaction microscopy (REMI) to investigate the sub-cycle control of strong-field processes in molecules of increasing complexity. In close collaboration with theory we gain deep insight into the related coherent electron and nuclear dynamics.
Selected recent publications:
C. Burger et al., Struct. Dyn. 5, 044302 (2018)
H. Li et al., Opt. Exp. 25, 14192 (2017)
I. Yavuz et al., Phys. Rev. A 93, 033404 (2016)
M. Kübel et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 193001 (2016)
H. Li et al., Struct. Dyn. 3, 043206 (2016)
20th August 2012