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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Abstract

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.

LanguageEnglish
Article number065404
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Volume44
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Mar 2011

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Keywords

  • generation
  • amplification
  • free electron laser
  • attosecond pulse

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In: Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, Vol. 44, No. 6, 065404, 28.03.2011.

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