Café com Física

Sculpting the shortest pulses of light; the physics of generating, characterizing and using attosecond pulses

by Dr Michael Scott Belsley (Universidade do Minho)

Sala de Conferências (Departamento de Física FCTUC)

Sala de Conferências

Departamento de Física FCTUC

Universidade de Coimbra

The Nobel Prize in Physics recognized the work of Pierre Agostini, Anne L'Huillier, and Ferenc Krausz, extending over several decades, to generate, characterize and manipulate coherent light pulses with a duration on the order of 100 as. In this talk, I will give a brief description of the physics underlying their efforts. I will conclude by highlighting a few examples of how these pulses can be employed to probe the electron dynamics in atoms, molecules, and condensed matter systems.

Organized by

Paulo Brás, Paulo Silva, Jaime Silva