High harmonic attosecond pulse train amplification in a free electron laser

B W J McNeil, N. R. Thompson, D. J. Dunning, B. Sheehy

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It is shown using three-dimensional simulations that the temporal structure of an attosecond pulse train, such as that generated via high harmonic generation in noble gases, may be retained in a free electron laser amplifier through to saturation using a mode-locked optical klystron configuration. At wavelengths of similar to 12 nm, a train of attosecond pulses of widths similar to 300 as with peak powers in excess of 1 GW are predicted.

Original languageEnglish
Article number065404
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 28 Mar 2011


  • generation
  • amplification
  • free electron laser
  • attosecond pulse

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