Topical Group: Theoretical Challenges in Attosecond Laser Science

May 12–26, 2008
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Agenda
Organizers:

Meeting Description:

The emergence of attosecond laser pulses represents one of the most exciting developments in ultra-fast laser science in the past few years. Attosecond pulses are new tools for investigating electronic wavepacket motion on the time scales which this motion occurs in nature, the atomic unit of time. Atomic and molecular physics research at these new time scales may well bring a revolution in our knowledge and understanding of matter.

The goal of this Topical Group is to identify and work on the main theoretical challenges in attosecond-scale driven atomic and molecular systems by bringing together theorists and experimentalists.

Workshop Notes on Two-Photon double Ionization of the Helium Atom contributed by P. Lambropoulos

Agapi Emmanouilidou
University of Oregon

Turgay Uzer
Georgia Tech.
Participants
A. Bandrauk
Département de Chimie
Faculté de Sciences
Université de Sherbrooke
Sherbrooke (Québec)
Canada J1K 2R1 Andre.Bandrauk@USherbrooke.ca

A. Belkacem
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., One Cyclotron Road, BLDG 2R0300
Berkeley, CA 947 20
ABelkacem@lbl.gov

P. Corkum
Steacie Institute for Molecular Science, National Research Council of Canada
100 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0R6 Canada
Paul.Corkum@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
Tel: 613-993-7390

A. Emmanouilidou
University of Oregon, Eugene
Institute of Theoretical Science D18 541-346-6198

agapi@uoregon.edu
B. Esry
Kansas State University
Physics Department
116 Cardwell Hall
Manhattan, KS 66502
esry@phys.ksu.edu
R. Jones
University of Virginia,
PO Box 400714, Physics Building, 167
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4133
rrj3c@Virginia.EDU
P. Lambropoulos
Institute of Electronic Structure
and Laser,
Foundation for Research and
Technology-Hellas
labro@iesl.forth.gr
N. Maitra
Depart. of Physics and Astronomy
Hunter College of the City University of New York
695 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065 nmaitra@hunter.cuny.edu
M. Murnane
JILA
University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0440 murnane@jila.colorado.edu
B. Piraux
Universite Catholique De Louvain,
aboratoire de Physique Atomique, Mol´eculaire et Optique (unit´e PAMO)
2, chemin du Cyclotron,
B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve,
Belgium piraux@pamo.ucl.ac.be
F. Robicheaux
206 Allison Laboratory
Department of Physics
Auburn University
AL 36849-5311
francisr@physics.auburn.edu
Tel: 334-844-4613
J.M. Rost
Max-Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems Nöthnitzer Straße 38
01187 Dresden, Germany
rost@mpipks-dresden.mpg.de
Schafer, K.
Louisiana State University
202 Nicholson Hall, Tower Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-4001
schafer@phys.lsu.edu
Schneider, B.
National Science Foundation, bschneid@nsf.gov
Starace, A.
University of Nebraska Lincoln Department of Physics & Astronomy
The University of Nebraska
116 Brace Laboratory
Lincoln, NE 68588-0111 astarace1@unl.edu
T.  Uzer
Georgia Tech School of Physics,
837 State Street,
Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0430 turgay.uzer@physics.gatech.edu
Vrakking, M.J.J.
Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics (AMOLF)
Kruislaan 407
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
M. Vrakking@amolf.nl
Z. Walters
University of Colorado at Boulder
440 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0440 , zwalters@gmail.com
Agenda

Monday, May 12, 2008  
  Coffee and pastery vouchers at CfA cart
Morning Session 9-11 Pratt Conference Room
  B. I. Schneider: Non-Sequential, Two-photon double ionization of He
3:30 pm ITAMP Coffee ITAMP Lounge  
Evening Session 4-6 Pratt Conference room
  P. Lambropoulos and B. I. Schneider: LOPT (Lowest Order Perturbation Theory) versus TD (Time Dependent) calculation of direct two-photon double ionization
 
  Tuesday, May 13, 2008  
  Coffee and pastery vouchers at CfA cart
Morning Session 9-11 Pratt Conference Room
  B. Esry: General Theory of Carrier Envelope Phase effects
3:30 pm ITAMP Coffee ITAMP Lounge  
Evening Sessions 4-6 Phillips Auditorium  
  B. Esry: What can be learned from time-dependent measurements?
 
  Wednesday, May 14, 2008  
  Coffee and pastery vouchers at CfA cart
Morning Session 9-12 Pratt Conference Room
  N. Maitra: Electron Dynamics using Time-Dependent Functional Theory: Aspirations, Achievements, and Ailments
  R. Jones: Inducing and Probing Dynamics Using Asymmetric Pulses
Afternoon Session 2-4 Pratt Conference Room
3:30 pm ITAMP Coffee ITAMP Lounge  
 
  Thursday, May 15, 2008  
  Coffee and pastery vouchers at CfA cart
Morning Session 9-12 Tearoom P-226
  A. Emmanouilidou: TBA
  A. D. Bandrauk, S. Chelkowski, H. Z. Lu: Effect of Nuclear Motion on Molecular High Order Harmonics and Attosecond Pulse Generation
3:30 pm ITAMP Coffee Hour ITAMP Lounge  
Evening Sessions 4-6 Pratt Conference
 
  Friday, May 16, 2008  
  Coffee and pastery vouchers at CfA cart
Morning Session 9-12 Pratt Conference Room
  M.J.J Vrakking: Experimental Observation of Attosecond Time-Resolved Electron Dynamics
  P.Corkum: Imaging Aspects of Attosecond Technology
3:30 pm ITAMP Coffee hour ITAMP Lounge
Evening Sessions 4-6 Pratt Conference Room
   
  Monday, May 19, 2008  
  Coffee and pastery vouchers at CfA cart  
Morning Session 9-12 Tea Room
  A. Starace: Attosecond Pulse Carrier Envelope Phase Effects on Ionized electron Momentum and Energy Distributions
  K. Schafer: Imaging and Controlling Electron Dynamics in Strong Fields
3:30 pm ITAMP Coffee hour ITAMP Lounge
Evening Sessions 4-6 Pratt Conference Room
     
  Tuesday, May 20, 2008  
  Coffee and pastery vouchers at CfA cart
Morning Session 160 Concord 3rd floor (M-340)
  A. Belkacem: Two-photon double excitation and ionization of atoms and simple molecules.
3:30 pm ITAMP Coffee hour ITAMP Lounge
     
  Wednesday, May 21, 2008  
  Coffee and pastery vouchers at CfA cart  
Morning Session 9-12 Pratt Conference Room
  F. Robicheaux: Time Dependent Decay of Autoionizing States
  B. Piraux: Probing Electron Correlations with attosecond pulses
3:30 pm ITAMP Coffee hour ITAMP Lounge
     
  Thursday, May 22, 2008  
  Coffee and pastery vouchers at CfA cart
Morning Session 9-12 Tea Room (226)
  J.M. Rost: Attosecond phenomena in extended systems
3:30 pm ITAMP Coffee hour ITAMP Lounge
Evening Sessions 4-6 Tea Room (226)
     
  Friday, May 23, 2008  
  Coffee and pastery vouchers at CfA cart
Morning Session 9-11 Pratt Conference Room
   Z. Walters: Molecular Tomography in the Presence of Molecular Potentials
3:30 pm ITAMP Coffee hour ITAMP Lounge