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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 1998
  • pp: 1904–1911

Generation of attosecond pulse trains during the reflection of a very intense laser on a solid surface

Luis Plaja, Luis Roso, Kazimierz Rza̧żewski, and Maciej Lewenstein  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 15, Issue 7, pp. 1904-1911 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.15.001904


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Abstract

The normal-incidence reflectivity of a plasma generated on a solid surface by a very intense laser field is studied. We demonstrate that the reflected field has the form of trains of subfemtosecond pulses under suitable conditions. Particle-in-cell computations are presented and compared with a naïve moving-mirror model. The physical origin of this behavior is discussed in terms of the relativistic motion of the electron plasma.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(240.4350) Optics at surfaces : Nonlinear optics at surfaces

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Luis Plaja, Luis Roso, Kazimierz Rzazewski, and Maciej Lewenstein, "Generation of attosecond pulse trains during the reflection of a very intense laser on a solid surface," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 1904-1911 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-15-7-1904


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