Tue, 03.12.2019  |  11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Small Max Born hall
Project seminar

Tailoring HHG to the requirements of single-shot CDI experiments with sub-10fs resolution

Björn Senfftleben | Max Born Institute

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Intense extreme ultraviolet (XUV) pulses from high-harmonic generation (HHG) have recently started to compete with short-wavelength free-electron lasers in the sense that high-intensity experiments such as nonlinear ionization or single-shot single-particle coherent diffraction imaging (CDI) can be carried out in the lab. We aim for CDI experiments investigating ultra-fast dynamics in Helium nano-droplets with an increased temporal resolution by utilizing high power 8fs NIR pulses to drive the HHG compared to former experiments where a 35 fs NIR pulse was used. The creation of suitable conditions for single shot CDI of free-flying isolated Helium nano-droplets is discussed.