Towards single-cycle attosecond light from accelerators

Vitaliy Goryashko, Georgii Shamuilov, Peter Salén, David Dunning, Neil Thompson, Brian W. J. McNeil

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Abstract

The Free-Electron Laser (FEL) is a cutting-edge, accelerator-based instrument that has the potential to provide simultaneous access to the spatial and temporal resolution of the atomic world. In a FEL, ultra-short electron bunches from an accelerator are passed through a long undulator magnet to generate coherent light. Recently, scientists from SLAC demonstrated the first generation of attosecond hard X-ray pulses, using the Linac Coherent Light Source. Now, as described in the review article by Alan Mak et al. [1], researchers are proposing developments that will make the FEL a fully coherent, singlecycle (attosecond) X-ray laser. The new concepts build upon a strong nexus between linear accelerators, FELs and quantum lasers, to produce extreme attosecond pulses with controllable waveforms.
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages5
Volume28
Specialist publicationAccelerating News
Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 2019

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Keywords

  • attosecond light lasers
  • laser technology
  • x-ray lasers
  • free electron laser
  • free electron laser accelerators
  • quantum lasers

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Goryashko, V., Shamuilov, G., Salén, P., Dunning, D., Thompson, N., & McNeil, B. W. J. (2019). Towards single-cycle attosecond light from accelerators. Accelerating News, 28.
Goryashko, Vitaliy ; Shamuilov, Georgii ; Salén, Peter ; Dunning, David ; Thompson, Neil ; McNeil, Brian W. J. / Towards single-cycle attosecond light from accelerators. In: Accelerating News. 2019 ; Vol. 28.
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