Special Issue "Extreme UV Lasers: Technologies and Applications"


A special issue of Photonics (ISSN 2304-6732).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Claudio Masciovecchio
Sincrotrone Trieste, 34012 Basovizza, Trieste, Italy
Website: http://www.elettra.trieste.it/PEOPLE/index.php?n=ClaudioMasciovecchio.HomePage
E-Mail: claudio.masciovecchio@elettra.eu
Interests: uv brillouin scattering; free electron laser; four wave mixing; uv raman spectroscopy; disordered systems; hydration dynamics;

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Scientific interest in pushing our knowledge of dynamic phenomena in chemistry, physics and biology towards shorter and shorter times and length-scales goes back more than a century. Generally, the scientific grand challenge is to reach the frontier of ultrafast timescales of electron motion around an atom, the spatial scale of the interatomic distance and the energy scale of the chemical bonds. Once these borders are crossed, one can get the very essence of chemistry and condensed matter physics, which will undoubtedly impact the development of future technologies.

However, the experimental control and understanding of physical, chemical and biochemical processes in complex systems on such microscopic scales is still not fully possible, due to the inadequacy of existing experimental tools.

The emergence and development of high gain harmonic generation and free electron laser in extreme UV and soft X-ray offer unique research prospects for femto-nano-science, and the scientific community interested in using these new experimental tools is exponentially growing. Indeed these novel sources may be employed to shed light on a large array of research fields ranging from chemistry to fundamental physics and from biology to medicine.

This Special Issue is therefore envisioned to encourage scientists to report on their new results in research and development that focus on the most recent advances in extreme UV laser development, optics and research applications.

Dr. Claudio Masciovecchio
Guest Editor


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  • high gain harmonic generation
  • free electron laser
  • coherent diffraction imaging
  • four wave mixing
  • ultrafast spectroscopy
  • ultrafast demagnetization
  • uv spectroscopies
  • uv optics

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Photonics 2014, 1(4), 442-454; doi:10.3390/photonics1040442
Received: 4 November 2014; in revised form: 21 November 2014 / Accepted: 21 November 2014 / Published: 26 November 2014
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Last update: 14 August 2014

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