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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2006
  • pp: 280–282

Reshaping of attosecond x-ray pulses in thin crystals

Ivan P. Christov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 2, pp. 280-282 (2006)

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A method for reshaping and control of the duration of attosecond x-ray pulses in thin crystals is proposed. The finite width of the reflection and transmission curves around the Bragg angle allows one to engineer Fabry–Perot-type filters for the generation of a large variety of attosecond pulse shapes. The method considered here can be used to manipulate attosecond pulses produced by high-harmonic generation and also for shorter wavelengths for attosecond pulses from x-ray free-electron lasers. X-ray pulses with controllable amplitude and phase may find useful applications in the newly emerging area of attosecond time-resolved spectroscopy.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7240) Lasers and laser optics : UV, EUV, and X-ray lasers
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(340.0340) X-ray optics : X-ray optics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Ivan P. Christov, "Reshaping of attosecond x-ray pulses in thin crystals," Opt. Lett. 31, 280-282 (2006)

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