Applied Physics B

, Volume 88, Issue 1, pp 1–4 | Cite as

Accurate time delay determination for femtosecond X-ray diffraction experiments

  • C. von Korff Schmising
  • M. Bargheer
  • M. Kiel
  • N. Zhavoronkov
  • M. Woerner
  • T. Elsaesser
  • I. Vrejoiu
  • D. Hesse
  • M. Alexe
Article

Abstract

We report on a versatile and accurate method for determining the time delay between femtosecond X-ray and optical pulses in an optical pump/X-ray diffraction probe experiment. Upon excitation with moderate pump fluences, Bragg peaks of thin SrTiO3 (STO)/SrRuO3 (SRO) superlattices display 50% changes in diffracted X-ray intensity, followed by a pronounced lineshift (Δθ/θ=0.03°) on a 10 ps time-scale. A parallel time-resolved measurement of the instantaneous all-optical reflectivity change allows for a precise temporal analysis of the fully reversible X-ray response and gives the time delay zero with an accuracy of ±100 fs.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. von Korff Schmising
    • 1
  • M. Bargheer
    • 1
  • M. Kiel
    • 1
  • N. Zhavoronkov
    • 1
  • M. Woerner
    • 1
  • T. Elsaesser
    • 1
  • I. Vrejoiu
    • 2
  • D. Hesse
    • 2
  • M. Alexe
    • 2
  1. 1.Max-Born-Institut für Nichtlineare Optik und KurzzeitspektroskopieBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institut für MikrostrukturphysikHalleGermany

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