Richard Taïeb

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Subfemtosecond light pulses can be obtained by superposing several high harmonics of an intense laser pulse. Provided that the harmonics are emitted simultaneously, increasing their number should result in shorter pulses. However, we found that the high harmonics were not synchronized on an attosecond time scale, thus setting a lower limit to the achievable(More)
We study photoionization of argon atoms excited by attosecond pulses using an interferometric measurement technique. We measure the difference in time delays between electrons emitted from the 3s(2) and from the 3p(6) shell, at different excitation energies ranging from 32 to 42 eV. The determination of photoemission time delays requires taking into account(More)
The recently developed attosecond light sources make the investigation of ultrafast processes in matter possible with unprecedented time resolution. It has been proposed that the very mechanism underlying the attosecond emission allows the imaging of valence orbitals with Ångström space resolution. This controversial idea together with the possibility of(More)
We have simulated two-color photoionization of N(2) by solving the time-dependent Schrödinger equation with a simple model accounting for the correlated vibronic dynamics of the molecule and of the ion N(2)(+). Our results, in very good agreement with recent experiments [Haessler et al., Phys. Rev. A 80, 011404 (2009)], show how a resonance embedded in the(More)
The nonadiabatic photoinduced dynamics occurring in the coupled 1(1)A(2) and 1(1)B(1) excited states of SO(2) is investigated using ab initio quantum dynamical methods. To this end, large scale calculations of the potential energy surfaces have been carried out at the multireference configuration interaction level. All vibrational degrees of freedom of the(More)
LIXAM/CNRS, Centre Universitaire Paris-Sud, F-91405 Orsay Cedex, France 2 National Center for Plasma and Technology and School of Physical Sciences, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland International Research Centre for Experimental Physics (IRCEP), Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN, United Kingdom Laboratoire de Chimie Physique, Université Pierre et(More)
Two distinct interpretations have been proposed to account for conspicuous enhancements of the ionization peaks in the high energy part of above-threshold ionization spectra. One of them ascribes the enhancement to a multiphoton resonance involving an excited state, while other analysis performed for zero-range model potential link it to "channel closings,(More)
Two-color multiphoton ionization of atomic helium was investigated by combining extreme ultraviolet (XUV) radiation from the Free Electron Laser in Hamburg with an intense synchronized optical laser. In the photoelectron spectrum, lines associated with direct ionization and above-threshold ionization show strong variations of their amplitudes as a function(More)
We address the question of the energy and angular distributions of the photoelectrons ejected from rare gas atoms submitted to ultra-intense infrared laser pulses, with peak intensities I(max) approximately 10(18) W/cm (2). Several unsolved issues regarding the angular distributions of the photoelectrons are analyzed. We believe that our results should help(More)
The study of excited triplet states of a molecular system is a difficult task because accessing them involves forbidden transitions from the singlet ground state. Nevertheless, absorption spectra of many molecules present, at low energies, the weak fingerprint of these triplet states. At higher energies this information is usually masked by the intense(More)