The European Physical Journal Special Topics

, Volume 222, Issue 5, pp 1077–1092 | Cite as

Impacting materials by light and seeing their structural dynamics

  • H. Cailleau
  • M. Lorenc
  • M. Buron-Le Cointe
  • M. Servol
  • M. Cammarata
  • E. Collet
Review Structural and Magnetic Transformations


The emergence of the field of photo-induced transformation triggered by intense and ultra-short light pulse in a material has opened a new route to acting on matter. It combines many of today’s issues such as far away from equilibrium phenomena, coherence and quantum control, complex correlations and non linear responsiveness, inter-conversion of energy and information. The advent of ultrafast structural dynamics motivated developing new tools to directly watch how matter works, by probing the time- and length-scales on which photo-induced processes take place. Different points will be briefly overviewed: (i) the development of laser pump and X-ray probe for watching ultrafast structural dynamics, (ii) the physical features resulting from this way of impacting materials by light, (iii) the presentation of some examples investigated by time-resolved X-ray diffraction and diffuse scattering experiments to illustrate the complex structural dynamics of a photo-induced transformation.


European Physical Journal Special Topic Coherent Phonon Optical Impact High Symmetry Phase Bragg Peak Intensity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Cailleau
    • 1
  • M. Lorenc
    • 1
  • M. Buron-Le Cointe
    • 1
  • M. Servol
    • 1
  • M. Cammarata
    • 1
  • E. Collet
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut de Physique de RennesUniversité de Rennes 1 – CNRS, UMR 6251RennesFrance

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