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 . 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 . 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 .
|Title of host publication||2023 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC)|
|Publication status||Published - 4 Sept 2023|