Coherent electron scattering captured by an attosecond quantum stroboscope.

  title={Coherent electron scattering captured by an attosecond quantum stroboscope.},
  author={Johan Mauritsson and Per Johnsson and Erik Mansten and Marko Swoboda and Thierry Ruchon and Anne L’Huillier and Kenneth J Schafer},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={100 7},
We demonstrate a quantum stroboscope based on a sequence of identical attosecond pulses that are used to release electrons into a strong infrared (IR) laser field exactly once per laser cycle. The resulting electron momentum distributions are recorded as a function of time delay between the IR laser and the attosecond pulse train using a velocity map imaging spectrometer. Because our train of attosecond pulses creates a train of identical electron wave packets, a single ionization event can be… 

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