Attosecond single-cycle undulator light: a review.

  title={Attosecond single-cycle undulator light: a review.},
  author={Alan Mak and Georgii Shamuilov and Peter Sal{\'e}n and David Dunning and J'anos Hebling and Yuichiro Kida and Ryota Kinjo and B W J McNeil and Takashi Tanaka and N. R. Thompson and Zolt{\'a}n Tibai and Gy{\"o}rgy T{\'o}th and Vitaliy Goryashko},
  journal={Reports on progress in physics. Physical Society},
  volume={82 2},
Research at modern light sources continues to improve our knowledge of the natural world, from the subtle workings of life to matter under extreme conditions. Free-electron lasers, for instance, have enabled the characterization of biomolecular structures with sub-ångström spatial resolution, and paved the way to controlling the molecular functions. On the other hand, attosecond temporal resolution is necessary to broaden our scope of the ultrafast world. Here we discuss attosecond pulse… 
Towards single-cycle attosecond light from accelerators
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Nanometre-scale emittance beams from a continuous-wave RF gun
The operation of Ultrafast Electron Diffractometers (UEDs) and Free-Electron Lasers (FELs) relies on high-brightness electron beams produced by radio-frequency (RF) photocathode guns. The next
Coherent electron displacement for quantum information processing using attosecond single cycle pulses
These findings establish a promising route for advanced control of quantum states using attosecond single-cycle pulses, which pave the way towards ultrafast processing of quantum information as well as imaging.
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An all-optical method to retrieve the temporal intensity profile of an extreme ultraviolet (XUV) attosecond pulse is proposed based on XUV-assisted high-order harmonic generation (HHG) by an intense
Attosecond XFEL for pump–probe experiments
A high-intensity attosecond X-ray free-electron laser, meeting the demands of attosecond science for research on the sub-femtosecond-timescale quantum-mechanical motion of electrons in molecules and
Vacuum ultraviolet coherent undulator radiation from attosecond electron bunches
Comprehensive numerical simulations to study the properties of coherent emission for a wide range of electron energies and bunch durations, including space-charge effects demonstrate that electron bunches with r.m.s. duration of 50 as, nominal charge of 0.1 pC and energy range of 100–250 MeV produce coherent photons.
Tunable carrier-envelope phase-stable attosecond pulse generation by Thomson scattering of intense terahertz pulses
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Generation of Intense Attosecond X-Ray Pulses Using Ultraviolet Laser Induced Microbunching in Electron Beams
We propose a scheme that combines the echo-enabled harmonic generation technique with the bunch compression and allows one to generate harmonic numbers of a few hundred in a microbunched beam through
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Attosecond nonlinear polarization and light-matter energy transfer in solids.
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Attosecond Physics
  • F. Krausz
  • Physics
    2007 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics - Pacific Rim
  • 2007
Summary form only given. Fundamental processes in atoms, molecules, as well as condensed matter are triggered or mediated by the motion of electrons inside or between atoms. Electronic dynamics on
Attosecond Control and Measurement: Lightwave Electronics
The current state of lightwave electronics is reviewed and some future directions are highlighted, including Controlled few-cycle light waves and synchronized attosecond pulses constitute its key tools.
Direct observation of electron dynamics in the attosecond domain
The method is pushed into the attosecond regime by focusing on short-lived holes with initial and final states in the same electronic shell, which allows it to show that electron transfer from an adsorbed sulphur atom to a ruthenium surface proceeds in about 320 as.
Streaking of 43-attosecond soft-X-ray pulses generated by a passively CEP-stable mid-infrared driver.
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Generation of subterawatt-attosecond pulses in a soft x-ray free-electron laser
Here, we propose a novel scheme to generate attosecond soft x rays in a self-seeded free-electron laser (FEL) suitable for enabling attosecond spectroscopic investigations. A time-energy chirped