Bunch-compression of ultra-short hydrogen atom pulses

Research report (imported) 2014 - Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry

Authors
Schwarzer, Dirk; Wodtke, Alec
Departments
Dynamik an Oberflächen, Forschungsgruppe Reaktionsdynamik
Summary
Ultra-short laser pulses enable studies of light-induced chemical processes with extremely high time resolution. However, most chemical events are not initiated by light, but rather by collisions. Time-resolved collisional experiments require ultra-short pulses of atoms and molecules. Very intense ultra-short hydrogen atom pulses as short as 1.2 nanoseconds were generated by bunch-compression for the first time.

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