We study fundamental processes of atoms and molecules exposed to intense and ultrashort laser pulses.
By combining a Ti:Sa laser system which creates 6fs laser pulses with a Reaction Microscope we are able to detect all outgoing fragments (ions and electrons) in coincidence and can reconstruct the complete three-dimensional momentum vectors of all charged particles with very high accuracy. This allows us the investigation of different ionization mechanisms like.
- Multi-Photon ionization
- Sequential and nonsequential multiple ionization
- Dissociation and Coulomb explosion of molecules
Other projects deal with the study of bond forming, e.g. creating new molecules in laserinduced molecular fragmentation or investigate effects in atoms and molecules that depend on the carrier-envelope-phase of few-cycle laser pulses.
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