Bach, Nora and Domröse, Till and Feist, Armin and Rittmann, Thomas and Strauch, Stefanie and Ropers, Claus and Schäfer, Sascha (2019) Coulomb interactions in high-coherence femtosecond electron pulses from tip emitters. Structural Dynamics, 6 (1). 014301. ISSN 2329-7778

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Tip-based photoemission electron sources offer unique properties for ultrafast imaging, diffraction, and spectroscopy experiments with highly coherent few-electron pulses. Extending this approach to increased bunch-charges requires a comprehensive experimental study on Coulomb interactions in nanoscale electron pulses and their impact on beam quality. For a laser-driven Schottky field emitter, we assess the transverse and longitudinal electron pulse properties in an ultrafast transmission electron microscope at a high photoemission current density. A quantitative characterization of electron beam emittance, pulse duration, spectral bandwidth, and chirp is performed. Due to the cathode geometry, Coulomb interactions in the pulse predominantly occur in the direct vicinity to the tip apex, resulting in a well-defined pulse chirp and limited emittance growth. Strategies for optimizing electron source parameters are identified, enabling advanced ultrafast transmission electron microscopy approaches, such as phase-resolved imaging and holography.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Publiziert mit Hilfe des DFG-geförderten Open Access-Publikationsfonds der Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg.
Subjects: Science and mathematics > Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Mathematics and Science > Institute of Physics (IfP)
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2020 09:02
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2020 09:02
URN: urn:nbn:de:gbv:715-oops-45839
DOI: 10.1063/1.5066093

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