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Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Abstract-Interference effects in angular streaking with a rotating terahertz field
A. K. Kazansky, A. V. Bozhevolnov, I. P. Sazhina, and N. M. Kabachnik
Phys. Rev. A 93, 013407 – Published 11 January 2016
A method of angular streaking with a rotating terahertz electric field for photoelectrons produced by femtosecond extreme ultraviolet pulses is suggested and theoretically analyzed. The method can be used for free electron laser (FEL) pulse characterization on a shot-to-shot basis. It is shown that in related measurements an interesting phenomenon appears: formation of very bright and sharp features in the angular resolved electron spectra measured in the plane perpendicular to the collinear beam direction. These features are similar to the conventional caustics in the wave propagation. The caustics are accompanied by a well-developed interference structure. The intensity distribution along the caustic is determined by the envelope of the FEL pulse.