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Attosecond pulses generated in gases and solids (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Paul B. Corkum

Paper Abstract

Attosecond pulses are generated by electrons that are extracted from a quantum system by an intense light pulse and travel through the continuum under the influence of the electric field of the light. Portions of each electron wave packet are forced to re-collide with its parent ion after the field reverses direction. Upon re-collision, the electron and ion can recombine, emitting soft x-ray radiation that can be in the form of attosecond pulses. This highly nonlinear process occurs in atoms, molecules and solids and offers unique measurement opportunities – for measuring the attosecond pulse itself; the orbital(s) from which it emerged; and the band structure of material in which the wave packets moved.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 August 2018
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Proc. SPIE 10753, Ultrafast Nonlinear Imaging and Spectroscopy VI, 1075302 (31 August 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2515253
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Paul B. Corkum, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10753:
Ultrafast Nonlinear Imaging and Spectroscopy VI
Zhiwen Liu; Demetri Psaltis; Kebin Shi, Editor(s)

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