Attosecond transient absorption spectroscopy has evolved into a universal tool for studying bulk electron dynamics in solids driven by intense optical fields. We applied this technique to different material classes with a particular focus on the transient optical response on the shortest time scales. What is the relative importance of intra-band and inter-band electron dynamics or, in metals, of local screening effects versus electron gas heating?
I will review our recent work involving large-bandgap dielectrics, semiconductors and metals and provide an outlook on future directions in our related research activities.
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