Temporal and spectral disentanglement of laser-driven electron tunneling emission from a solid

by H Yanagisawa, S M Schnepp, C Hafner, M Hengsberger, A Landsman, L Gallmann, J Osterwalder
Abstract:
By measuring energy spectra of the electron emission from a sharp tungsten tip induced by few-cycle laser pulses, the laser-field dependence of the emission mechanism was investigated. In strong laser fields, we confirmed the appearance of laser-driven tunneling emission and found that it can be disentangled from the concomitant photo-excited electron emission, both temporally and spectrally, by the opening of a peculiar emission channel. This channel involves prompt laser-driven tunneling emission and subsequent laser-driven electron re-scattering off the surface, delayed by the electrons traveling far inside the metal before scattering. The quantitative understanding of these processes gives insights on attosecond tunneling emission from solids and should prove useful in designing new types of pulsed electron sources.
Reference:
Temporal and spectral disentanglement of laser-driven electron tunneling emission from a solid (H Yanagisawa, S M Schnepp, C Hafner, M Hengsberger, A Landsman, L Gallmann, J Osterwalder), In (submitted), 2014.
Bibtex Entry:
@article{Yanagisawa:2014,
author = {Yanagisawa, H and Schnepp, S M and Hafner, C and Hengsberger, M and Landsman, A and Gallmann, L and Osterwalder, J},
title = {Temporal and spectral disentanglement of laser-driven electron tunneling emission from a solid},
journal = {(submitted)},
eprint = {1405.0609},
eprinttype = {arxiv},
eprintclass = {cond-mat.mes-hall},
url = {http://arxiv.org/abs/1405.0609},
abstract = {By measuring energy spectra of the electron emission from a sharp tungsten tip induced by few-cycle laser pulses, the laser-field dependence of the emission mechanism was investigated. In strong laser fields, we confirmed the appearance of laser-driven tunneling emission and found that it can be disentangled from the concomitant photo-excited electron emission, both temporally and spectrally, by the opening of a peculiar emission channel. This channel involves prompt laser-driven tunneling emission and subsequent laser-driven electron re-scattering off the surface, delayed by the electrons traveling far inside the metal before scattering. The quantitative understanding of these processes gives insights on attosecond tunneling emission from solids and should prove useful in designing new types of pulsed electron sources.},
year = {2014}
}

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