Two-color phase-sensitive x-ray pump-probe spectroscopy
2004 (English)In: Phys. Rev. A, ISSN 1050-2947, Vol. 70, 062504- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
X-ray pump-probe spectroscopy is studied theoretically. It is shown that two-color-optical+x-ray-excitation with constant phase of the pump radiation exhibits strong interference between the one- and two-photon excitation channels. This effect is found to be large for both long and short pump pulses, while the interference vanishes for x-ray pulses longer than one cycle of the pump field. It is predicted that the spectral shape of x-ray absorption is strongly influenced by the absolute phase of the pump light. A strong sensitivity of the x-ray absorption and/or photoionization profile to the phase and detuning of the pump field is predicted, as well as to the duration of the x-ray pulse. Our simulations display oscillations of x-ray absorption as a function of the delay time. This effect allows the synchronization of the x-ray pulse relative to the "comb" of the pump radiation. The interference pattern copies the temporal and space distribution of the pump field. We pay special attention to the role of molecular orientation for the interference effect.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. Vol. 70, 062504- p.
absorption spectroscopy; excited lithium; laser; photoionization; molecules; pulses; dynamics; fields; states; atoms
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-5489DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.70.062504ISI: 000226418900058ScopusID: 2-s2.0-42749106716OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-5489DiVA: diva2:9872
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