Attosecond pulse trains using high-order harmonics

P Antoine, Anne L'Huillier, M Lewenstein

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Abstract

We demonstrate that high-order harmonics generated by an atom in intense laser field form trains of ultrashort pulses corresponding to different trajectories of electrons that tunnel out of the atom and recombine. Propagation in an atomic jet allows us to select one of these trajectories, leading to a train of pulses of extremely short duration.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1234-1237
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume77
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics

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