Laser-Assisted Electron Scattering and Diffraction for Ultrafast Imaging of Atoms and Molecules
We report recent progress in experimental studies on laser-assisted electron scattering (LAES) processes induced by ultrashort laser pulses. Observation of LAES processes induced by femtosecond laser pulses is reported. As an application of this femtosecond-LAES process, a new method of time-resolved gas electron diffraction for determining instantaneous geometrical structures of molecules with high precision is proposed, and its feasibility is demonstrated by the measurements of LAES signals from CCl4 molecules.
KeywordsAngular Distribution Scattered Electron Laser Field Electron Pulse Polarize Laser Pulse
This work was supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Numbers 24245003, 24750011, 26288004, 24-4164 and 15H05696.