Laser-Assisted Electron Scattering and Diffraction for Ultrafast Imaging of Atoms and Molecules

  • Yuya Morimoto
  • Reika Kanya
  • Kaoru Yamanouchi
Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 115)


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.


Angular Distribution Scattered Electron Laser Field Electron Pulse Polarize Laser Pulse 
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This work was supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Numbers 24245003, 24750011, 26288004, 24-4164 and 15H05696.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für QuantenoptikGarchingGermany
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry, School of ScienceThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan

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