Pro­ject A2

Op­tical tun­nel­ing in small chiral mo­lecules – Mul­tico­in­cid­ence and spin po­lar­iz­a­tion stud­ies of ion­iz­a­tion of chiral mo­lecules in short laser pulses

We study electron emission from chiral molecules in the strong-field, long-wavelength regime of tunnel ionization using circularly polarized femtosecond laser pulses. The project has two subprojects; in the first, we will measure the three dimensional momentum distributions of electrons in coincidence with fragment ions using a COLTRIMS Reaction Microscope. In the second subproject we will measure the momentum-resolved spin polarization of the electrons emitted from chiral molecules.

 

Prof. Dr. Reinhard Dörner