IEEE congratulates Ferenc Krausz, Pierre Agostini, and Anne L’Huillier on winning the 2023 Nobel Prize for Physics. The prize was awarded jointly to the three scientists “for experimental methods that generate attosecond pulses of light for the study of electron dynamics in matter.”
According to the announcement from the Nobel Foundation, the laureates’ contributions have “enabled the investigation of processes that are so rapid they were previously impossible to follow.” It further explains that there are “potential applications in many different areas. In electronics, for example, it is important to understand and control how electrons behave in a material. Attosecond pulses can also be used to identify different molecules, such as in medical diagnostics.”
Following is a sampling of some of the laureates’ published works related to these achievements that can be found in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. All of the articles listed below are available free to access for a limited period of time.
Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching, Germany
“Attosecond-Precision Dual-Oscillator Infrared Field-Resolved Spectroscopy Employing Electro-Optic Delay Tracking,” 2021 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conf., Munich, Germany, 2021, pp. 1-1
“Reconstruction of Nanoscale Near Fields by Attosecond Streaking,” in IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 77-87, May-June 2017
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
“High-harmonic generation in strongly driven bulk periodic solid,” CLEO/QELS: 2010 Laser Science to Photonic Applications, San Jose, CA, USA, 2010, pp. 1-2.
“Scaling of High-Order Harmonic Generation in the Long Wavelength Limit of a Strong Laser Field,” in IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 419-433, Jan.-Feb. 2012
Lund University, Lund, Sweden
“Hyperbolic trend in optimization of high-order harmonic generation in gases,” 2023 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), San Jose, CA, USA, 2023, pp. 1-2
“An Introduction to Attosecond Pulses and Attosecond Physics,” 2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC), Munich, Germany, 2019, pp. 1-1
You can find many more articles related to the topics of attosecond pulses, electron dynamics and related technologies in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.
For information on Nobel Prize winners in Chemistry, see this related feature.