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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2004
  • pp: 778–780

Isolated attosecond pulses generated by relativistic effects in a wavelength-cubed focal volume

Natalia M. Naumova, John A. Nees, Bixue Hou, Gerard A. Mourou, and Igor V. Sokolov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 7, pp. 778-780 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.000778


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Abstract

Lasers that provide an energy encompassed in a focal volume of a few cubic wavelengths (λ3) can create relativistic intensity with maximal gradients using minimal energy. With particle-in-cell simulations we found that single 200-as pulses could be produced efficiently in a λ3 laser pulse reflection by means of deflection and phase compression caused by the coherent motion of the plasma electrons that emit these pulses. This novel technique is efficient (~10%) and can produce single attosecond pulses from the millijoule to the joule level.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(350.5400) Other areas of optics : Plasmas

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Natalia M. Naumova, John A. Nees, Bixue Hou, Gerard A. Mourou, and Igor V. Sokolov, "Isolated attosecond pulses generated by relativistic effects in a wavelength-cubed focal volume," Opt. Lett. 29, 778-780 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-7-778

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