We study the Thomson scattering from highly oriented pyrolitic graphite excited by the extreme ultraviolet, coherent pulses of FERMI free electron laser (FEL). An apparent nonlinear behavior is observed and fully described in terms of the coherent nature of both exciting FEL beam and scattered radiation, producing an intensity-dependent enhancement of the Thomson scattering cross-section. The process resembles Dicke's superradiant phenomenon and is thus interpreted as the observation of superradiant Thomson scattering. The process also triggers the creation of coherent, low-q ([Formula: see text] 0.3 Å[Formula: see text]), low energy phonons. The experimental data and analysis provide quantitative information on the sample characteristics, absorption, scattering factor, and coherent phonon energies and populations and open the route for the investigation of the deep nature of complex materials.

Superradiant Thomson scattering from graphite in the extreme ultraviolet

Sacchetti, Francesco
Formal Analysis
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Petrillo, Caterina
Conceptualization
2024

Abstract

We study the Thomson scattering from highly oriented pyrolitic graphite excited by the extreme ultraviolet, coherent pulses of FERMI free electron laser (FEL). An apparent nonlinear behavior is observed and fully described in terms of the coherent nature of both exciting FEL beam and scattered radiation, producing an intensity-dependent enhancement of the Thomson scattering cross-section. The process resembles Dicke's superradiant phenomenon and is thus interpreted as the observation of superradiant Thomson scattering. The process also triggers the creation of coherent, low-q ([Formula: see text] 0.3 Å[Formula: see text]), low energy phonons. The experimental data and analysis provide quantitative information on the sample characteristics, absorption, scattering factor, and coherent phonon energies and populations and open the route for the investigation of the deep nature of complex materials.
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