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Time–frequency representation of autoionization dynamics in helium

Abstract : Autoionization, which results from the interference between direct photoionization and photoexcitation to a discrete state decaying to the continuum by configuration interaction, is a well known example of the important role of electron correlation in light–matter interaction. Information on this process can be obtained by studying the spectral, or equivalently, temporal complex amplitude of the ionized electron wave packet. Using an energy-resolved interferometric technique, we measure the spectral amplitude and phase of autoionized wave packets emitted via the sp2+ and sp3+ resonances in helium. These measurements allow us to reconstruct the corresponding temporal profiles by Fourier transform. In addition, applying various time–frequency representations, we observe the build-up of the wave packets in the continuum, monitor the instantaneous frequencies emitted at any time and disentangle the dynamics of the direct and resonant ionization channels.
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D Busto, L. Barreau, M Isinger, M. Turconi, A Alexandridi, et al.. Time–frequency representation of autoionization dynamics in helium. Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, IOP Publishing, 2018, 51 (4), ⟨10.1088/1361-6455/aaa057⟩. ⟨cea-01894316⟩



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