Attosecond science

Jiro Itatani*, Hiromichi Niikura, Paul B. Corkum

*Corresponding author for this work

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All aspects of attosecond technology rely on electron wavepackets formed by ionization and controlled by strong laser fields. When the electron wavepacket is formed by tunnel ionization in linearly polarized light, attosecond electron or optical pulses can be produced, both of which will play significant rolls in attosecond spectroscopy. When the electron wavepacket is formed by an attosecond x-ray pulse, the x-ray pulse can be fully characterized by using a strong laser field. If an atomic, molecular or nuclear dynamic processes form correlated wavepackets, the decay dynamics can be measured with attosecond precision.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)112-119
Number of pages8
JournalPhysica Scripta T
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventXXIII International Conference on Photonic, Electronic, and Atomic Collisions, 23rd ICPEAC - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 2003 Jul 232003 Jul 29

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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