Efficient Generation of Vacuum-Ultraviolet Light in an Ultracompact Setup for Applications in Molecular and Nuclear Spectroscopy

Marc Seitz, Jassim Al-Nuwaider, Federico Belli, Laura Silletti, Vincent Wanie, Francesca Calegari, Andrea Trabattoni

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The efficient generation of tuneable vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) light (100–200 nm, 6–12 eV) could pave the way for numerous applications in fundamental science and technology [1]. For instance, in molecular physics, excitation by VUV light is ideally suited to trigger and investigate in real-time Rydberg state dynamics and low-valence electronic states in a multitude of molecular targets [2]. Furthermore, the all-optical initiation and control of electron dynamics triggered by the much investigated, low energy nuclear transition in Thorium-229 is a challenge that has not been overcome to this day, but brought within reach by the development of innovative VUV laser sources [3].
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2023 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC)
ISBN (Electronic)9798350345995
Publication statusPublished - 4 Sept 2023

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