Single-cycle nonlinear optics [electronic resource].
- Berkeley, Calif. : Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2008. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- 18 : digital, PDF file
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- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Nonlinear optics plays a central role in the advancement of optical science and laser-based technologies. We report on the confinement of the nonlinear interaction of light with matter to a single wave cycle and demonstrate its utility for time-resolved and strong-field science. The electric field of 3.3-femtosecond, 0.72-micron laser pulses with a controlled and measured waveform ionizes atoms near the crests of the central wave cycle, with ionization being virtually switched off outside this interval. Isolated sub-100-attosecond pulses of extreme ultraviolet light (photon energy ≈ 80 electron volts), containing ≈ 0.5 nanojoule of energy, emerge from the interaction with a conversion efficiency of ≈ 10⁻⁶. These tools enable the study of the precision control of electron motion with light fields and electron-electron interactions with a resolution approaching the atomic unit of time (≈ 24 attoseconds).
- Published through SciTech Connect., 11/05/2008., "lbnl-1203e", Science 320 5883 ISSN 0193-4511; SCEHDK FT, Gagnon, J.; Kienberger, R.; attwood, D. T.; Kleineberg, U.; gullikson, E. M.; Yakovlev, V. S.; Krausz, F.; Schultze, M.; Aquila, A. L.; Goulielmakis, E.; Uiberacker, M.; Hofstetter, M.; Max-Planck-Institut fur Quantenoptik., and Materials Sciences Division
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