Tuesday, 30 July 2013
Felicity: Extending HHG Spectroscopy to New Molecular Species
18 month transfer presentation. This presentation details the objectives of this PhD project and the current status of experiments. A review of the first apparatus which did yield Benzene HHG at 1500nm, albeit with limited success is presented along with the developments taken to construct the current apparatus. The acquisition of HHG spectra in a variety of molecules and ellipticity scans are presented along with impulsive alignment of the benzene molecule. The intended experiments which include the Jahn Teller Effect and PACER will be presnted and the possibility of working with other targets and spectroscopic methods will also be discussed.