Can we break the symmetry along the polarization axis in photoionization?

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Abstract

Photoionization is a fundamental process in which an electron is emitted from an atom. The emission is traditionally considered to be symmetric with respect to the polarization axis, unless it is temporally confined to a period shorter than an optical cycle time. We demonstrate that this symmetry can still be broken by combining a train of a few attosecond pulses and a dressing laser field. The light fields act as temporal slits and phase modulator that releases electron wavepackets. The resulting photoelectron spectra differ for electrons emitted in opposite direction along the polarization.

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  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAttosecond Physics
PublisherIOP Publishing
Volume1412
Edition7
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
Event31st International Conference on Photonic, Electronic and Atomic Collisions, ICPEAC 2019 - Deauville, France
Duration: 2019 Jul 232019 Jul 30

Publication series

NameJournal of Physics: Conference Series
PublisherIOP Publishing
ISSN (Print)1742-6588

Conference

Conference31st International Conference on Photonic, Electronic and Atomic Collisions, ICPEAC 2019
CountryFrance
CityDeauville
Period2019/07/232019/07/30