Optical-field-induced current in dielectrics

Tim Paasch-Colberg, Agustin Schiffrin, Nicholas Karpowicz, Vadym Apalkov, Daniel Gerster, Sascha Mühlbrandt, Michael Korbman, Joachim Reichert, Martin Schultze, Simon Holzner, Johannes V. Barth, Reinhard Kienberger, Ralph Ernstorfer, Vladislav S. Yakovlev, Mark I. Stockman, Ferenc Krausz

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract


The conductivity of a dielectric is reversibly increased by several orders of magnitude on a femtosecond timescale by exploiting the instantaneous electric field of intense few-cycle near-infrared laser pulses leading to measurable ultrafast electric currents.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2013 - San Jose McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, United States of America
Duration: 9 Jun 201314 Jun 2013
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/6820093/proceeding (Proceedings)


ConferenceConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2013
Abbreviated titleCLEO 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CitySan Jose
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