Bunch-compression of ultra-short hydrogen atom pulses
Research report (imported) 2014 - Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
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.