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Anne L'Huillier

Anne l'Huillier

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Anne L'Huillier

Generation of attosecond pulses in macroscopic media

Author

  • P Antoine
  • D. B Milosevic
  • Anne L'Huillier
  • M. B Gaarde
  • P Salieres
  • M Lewenstein

Summary, in English

We describe theoretically the generation of ultrashort (subfemtosecond) pulses using high-order harmonics of a laser pulse with a time-dependent degree of ellipticity. The single-atom response is calculated by using a low-frequency strong-field approximation. Propagation effects are taken into account using a method going beyond the slowly varying envelope approximation. Propagation modifies significantly the results obtained in the single-atom response and, in certain conditions, makes the generation of one attosecond pulse possible. We discuss prospects for the observation of these ultrashort pulses. [S1050-2947(97)09411-0].

Department/s

  • Atomic Physics

Publishing year

1997

Language

English

Pages

4960-4969

Publication/Series

Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics)

Volume

56

Issue

6

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

American Physical Society

Topic

  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1050-2947