Generation of Attosecond Light Pulses from Gas and Solid State Media
AbstractReal-time observation of ultrafast dynamics in the microcosm is a fundamental approach for understanding the internal evolution of physical, chemical and biological systems. Tools for tracing such dynamics are flashes of light with duration comparable to or shorter than the characteristic evolution times of the system under investigation. While femtosecond (fs) pulses are successfully used to investigate vibrational dynamics in molecular systems, real time observation of electron motion in all states of matter requires temporal resolution in the attosecond (1 attosecond (asec) = 10−18 s) time scale. During the last decades, continuous efforts in ultra-short pulse engineering led to the development of table-top sources which can produce asec pulses. These pulses have been synthesized by using broadband coherent radiation in the extreme ultraviolet (XUV) spectral region generated by the interaction of matter with intense fs pulses. Here, we will review asec pulses generated by the interaction of gas phase media and solid surfaces with intense fs IR laser fields. After a brief overview of the fundamental process underlying the XUV emission form these media, we will review the current technology, specifications and the ongoing developments of such asec sources. View Full-Text
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Chatziathanasiou, S.; Kahaly, S.; Skantzakis, E.; Sansone, G.; Lopez-Martens, R.; Haessler, S.; Varju, K.; Tsakiris, G.D.; Charalambidis, D.; Tzallas, P. Generation of Attosecond Light Pulses from Gas and Solid State Media. Photonics 2017, 4, 26.
Chatziathanasiou S, Kahaly S, Skantzakis E, Sansone G, Lopez-Martens R, Haessler S, Varju K, Tsakiris GD, Charalambidis D, Tzallas P. Generation of Attosecond Light Pulses from Gas and Solid State Media. Photonics. 2017; 4(2):26.Chicago/Turabian Style
Chatziathanasiou, Stefanos; Kahaly, Subhendu; Skantzakis, Emmanouil; Sansone, Giuseppe; Lopez-Martens, Rodrigo; Haessler, Stefan; Varju, Katalin; Tsakiris, George D.; Charalambidis, Dimitris; Tzallas, Paraskevas. 2017. "Generation of Attosecond Light Pulses from Gas and Solid State Media." Photonics 4, no. 2: 26.
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