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Upcoming Events

Adi Natan (SLAC)
Self-referenced Coherent Diffractive imaging
Monday, October 3, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Spilker 232
Time-resolved femtosecond x-ray diffraction patterns from laser-excited molecular iodine are used to create a movie of intramolecular motion with a temporal and spatial resolution of 30 fs and 0.3 Angstrom. This high fidelity is due to interference between the moving excitation and the unperturbed initial charge distribution. The initial state is used as the local oscillator for heterodyne amplification of the excited charge distribution to retrieve real-space de-novo movies of atomic motion on Angstrom and femtosecond scales. This x-ray interference has not been employed to image atomic motion in molecules before. Coherent vibrational motion and dispersion, dissociation, and rotational dephasing are all clearly visible in the data, thereby demonstrating the stunning sensitivity of heterodyne methods.
AMO seminar (AP483 AMO subseries)
Monday, November 7, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Spilker 232

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