Nonlinear photoemission of image states: a new 'high-resolution' surface spectroscopy

B. Quiniou, V. Bulovic, Z. Wu, X. Wang, Richard M. Osgood

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Image states on the surface of bare and adsorbate covered metals form simple, near-surface, bound electron systems. These systems provide useful model systems for understanding the electron-transfer dynamics between an adsorbate molecule and its underlying substrate. These states may be readily detected by two-photon photoemission, a technique ideally suited for high- resolution studies of excited surface states. Because of its relatively narrow linewidths, spectroscopy of the image states provides a useful method of detecting changes in surface and composition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsHai-Lung Dai, Steven J. Sibener
PublisherSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0819414182
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes
EventLaser Techniques for Surface Science - Los Angeles, CA, USA
Duration: Jan 27 1994Jan 29 1994

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherLaser Techniques for Surface Science
CityLos Angeles, CA, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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