Subcycle quantum physics
Prof. Rupert Huber, University of Regensburg, Germany
Latest progress in ultrafast optics has enabled scientists to accelerate electrons in solids directly by the carrier wave of light. A fascinating quantum world unfolds on the sub-optical-cycle scale, including Bloch oscillations, quasiparticle collisions, and high-harmonic generation. By combining this approach with ultramicroscopy we take the first femtosecond snapshot image of a molecular orbital and the first femtosecond single-molecule movie.
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