Tailored high-contrast attosecond electron pulses for coherent excitation and scattering

  title={Tailored high-contrast attosecond electron pulses for coherent excitation and scattering},
  author={Sergey V. Yalunin and Armin Feist and C. Ropers},
  journal={Physical Review Research},
Temporally shaping the density of electron beams using light forms the basis for a wide range of established and emerging technologies, including free-electron lasers and attosecond electron microscopy. The modulation depth of compressed electron pulses is a key figure of merit limiting applications. In this work, we present an approach for generating background-free attosecond electron pulse trains by sequential inelastic electron-light scattering. Harnessing quantum interference in the… Expand

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