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Department of Physics

Chii-Dong Lin

Chii-Dong LinUniversity Distinguished Professor
230 Cardwell Hall
(785) 532-1617
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Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1974
B.S. National Taiwan University, 1969

Research Area

Theoretical Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

We are investigating the interaction of intense femtosecond and attosecond light pulses with atoms and molecules. We have established a quantitative rescattering theory which allows us to extract the structure information on the target from laser-generated high-order harmonics and high-energy photoelectrons. Currently we are extending the method to use ultrashort laser pulses for dynamic chemical imaging with femto- to sub-femtosecond temporal resolutions. We also investigating electron dynamics using attosecond pulses.

Research Support

  • Department of Energy
  • National Science Foundation

Postdoctoral Advisee

  • Paresh Modak
  • Su-Ju Wang
  • Isaac Yuen
  • Xi Zhao

Recent Selected Publications

Su-Ju Wang, Jiří Daněk, Cosmin I. Blaga, Louis F. DiMauro, Jens Biegert, and   C. D. Lin (2021). Two-dimensional retrieval methods for ultrafast imaging of molecular structure using laser-induced electron diffraction.  J. Chem. Phys. 155, 164104.  [link]

Xiangyu Tang, Kan Wang, Baochang Li, Yanbo Chen, C. D. Lin, and Cheng Jin. (2021). Optimal generation and isolation of attosecond pulses in an overdriven ionized medium. Opt. Lett. 46, 5137-5140 . [link]

B. Wang, Y. He, X. Zhao, L. He, P. Lan, P. Lu, and C. D. Lin (2020). Retrieval of full angular- and energy-dependent complex transition dipoles in the molecular frame from laser-induced high-order harmonic signals with aligned molecules.  Phys. Rev. A 101, 063417. [link]

X Zhao, SJ Wang, WW Yu, H Wei, C Wei, B Wang, J Chen, and CD Lin (2020). Metrology of time-domain soft x-ray attosecond pulses and reevaluation of pulse durations of three recent experiments. Phys. Rev. Applied 13, 034043. [link]

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