Observation and Control of Laser-Enabled Auger Decay

D. Iablonskyi, K. Ueda, K.L. Ishikawa, A.S. Kheifets, P. Carpeggiani, M. Reduzzi, H. Ahmadi, A. Comby, G. Sansone, T. Csizmadia, S. Kuehn, E. Ovcharenko, T. Mazza, M. Meyer, A. Fischer, C. Callegari, O. Plekan, P. Finetti, E. Allaria, E. FerrariE. Roussel, D. Gauthier, L. Giannessi, K.C. Prince

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Single-photon laser-enabled Auger decay (spLEAD) is predicted theoretically [B. Cooper and V. Averbukh, Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 083004 (2013)PRLTAO0031-900710.1103/PhysRevLett.111.083004] and here we report its first experimental observation in neon. Using coherent, bichromatic free-electron laser pulses, we detect the process and coherently control the angular distribution of the emitted electrons by varying the phase difference between the two laser fields. Since spLEAD is highly sensitive to electron correlation, this is a promising method for probing both correlation and ultrafast hole migration in more complex systems.
Original languageEnglish
Article number073203
Pages (from-to)-
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 14 Aug 2017
Externally publishedYes


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Iablonskyi, D., Ueda, K., Ishikawa, K. L., Kheifets, A. S., Carpeggiani, P., Reduzzi, M., Ahmadi, H., Comby, A., Sansone, G., Csizmadia, T., Kuehn, S., Ovcharenko, E., Mazza, T., Meyer, M., Fischer, A., Callegari, C., Plekan, O., Finetti, P., Allaria, E., ... Prince, K. C. (2017). Observation and Control of Laser-Enabled Auger Decay. Physical Review Letters, 119(7), -. [073203]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.073203