DLS: Atomic and Molecular Processes in Strong Fields at the LCLS X-ray Laser
Prof Philip Bucksbaum
Stanford PULSE Institute, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University, USA
The Stanford Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is the world’s first hard x-ray free electron laser. Atomic and molecular physics experiments at LCLS have concentrated on studies of fundamental processes of photoionization and subsequent relaxation. The signifi cant dynamical time scales involved are on the order of a few femtoseconds. Several strong-field and nonlinear effects have now been documented, and I will review the early results as well as the status of ongoing work.
The Distinguished Lecturer Series (DLS) follows a colloquium format for a broad audience and will be followed by a reception to provide an opportunity for meeting the speaker.