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Interdisciplinary Science Seminar - Lisa Ortmann, Testing Non-Adiabatic Theories of Ultrafast Strong Field Ionization

Friday, Jan. 17 at 3 p.m.
4138 Physics Research Building

The Institute for Optical Science aims to create a community of multidisciplinary researchers in the optical sciences extending beyond traditional academic boundaries at the research level and identifies strengths in interdisciplinary photon science research.
Ultrafast strong-field ionization often happens in a regime where nonadiabaticity has to be taken into account. Yet it is still under debate how nonadiabaticity manifests itself. In this seminar, Lisa Ortmann, postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Physics, will revisit two widely used nonadiabatic theories and present a scheme to test which theory describes the situation at the tunnel exit more accurately. 

She will also show how electrons captured in Rydberg states by means of frustrated tunneling ionization can be used as an independent nonadiabaticity test that does not require measurement of the absolute intensity, which is a problem that many other nonadiabaticity tests struggle with.

Light refreshments will be provided shortly before the seminar. This event is free and open to the public.

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