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Atomic and Molecular Processes in Strong Fields at the LCLS X-ray Laser

Event Details

Event Dates: 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 9:00am

Speaker Name(s): 

Phil Bucksbaum

Speaker Affiliation(s): 

Stanford University
Seminar Type/Subject

Event Details & Abstract: 

The Stanford Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is the world’s first hard x-ray free electron laser. Atomic and molecular physics experiments at LCLS have concentrated on studies of fundamental processes of photoionization and subsequent relaxation. The significant dynamical time scales involved are on the order of a few femtoseconds. Several strong-field and nonlinear effects have now been documented, and I will review the early results as well as the status of ongoing work.