Laser-Assisted Electron Scattering and Its Application to Laser-Assisted Electron Diffraction of Molecules in Femtosecond Intense Laser Fields

  • Reika Kanya
  • Yuya Morimoto
  • Kaoru Yamanouchi
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 125)


The experimental results of laser-assisted electron scattering (LAES) of Xe in a femtosecond intense laser field are introduced. The intensities, angular distributions, and laser polarization dependence of the observed LAES signals for the energy gain (+ω) and energy loss (−ω) processes were in good agreement with numerical simulations. As an application of this femtosecond-LAES process, a new method of time-resolved gas electron diffraction for determining instantaneous geometrical structure of molecules with high precision is proposed, and its feasibility is confirmed by a numerical simulation of LAES signals for CCl4 molecules.


Laser Field Incident Electron Beam Electron Diffraction Experiment Electron Energy Analyzer Femtosecond Intense Laser Pulse 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The University of TokyoTokyoJapan

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