Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS March Meeting 2011
Volume 56, Number 1
Monday–Friday, March 21–25, 2011; Dallas, Texas
Session D5: Industrial Physics Forum: Frontiers in Physics
2:30 PM–5:30 PM,
Monday, March 21, 2011
Room: Ballroom C1
Sponsoring Unit: FIAP
Chair: Ernesto Marinaro, Hitachi San Jose Research Laboratory
Abstract ID: BAPS.2011.MAR.D5.1
Abstract: D5.00001 : Controlling how atoms respond to ultra-intense x-ray radiation*
2:30 PM–3:06 PM
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(Argonne National Laboratory)
With the advent of the Linac Coherent Light Source, the world's first hard x-ray free electron laser, an era of exploration using ultrafast, ultra-intense x-ray pulses has arrived. One can deposit 100,000 x-ray photons into one square Angstrom within 100 fs, producing an electric field strength that exceeds that binding the electron in a hydrogen atom. How does matter respond under these conditions? Using neon atoms, we investigated the electronic response as the x-ray interaction is tuned from the outer to the inner shell. At photon energies above all inner-shell edges, fully stripped neon is produced via six-photon absorption. The route to bare neon proceeds through photoejection of 1s electrons that produces hollow atoms and an intensity-induced x-ray transparency. X-ray transparency can be induced in all atomic, molecular and condensed matter systems. Going beyond non-resonant x-ray atom interactions, we investigated the atomic response at inner-shell resonances and find evidence for x-ray induced Rabi cycling. These investigations provide a framework for understanding ultra-intense x-ray interactions with matter.
*Work supported by DOE, Office of Basic Energy Sciences.
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