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Anne L'Huillier

Anne l'Huillier

Professor

Anne L'Huillier

Atomic physics using short-wavelength coherent radiation

Author

  • Sune Svanberg
  • Anne L'Huillier
  • Claes-Göran Wahlström

Summary, in English

Laser spectroscopy of free atoms has been pursued for 25 years starting in the visible region and with a constant thrust towards shorter wavelengths. A review of generation schemes and atomic-physics experiments in the short-wavelength region is given. Processes in ions and inner shells occur on a very fast timescale setting special demands on the sources. Using picosecond laser technology efficient frequency conversion and an adequate time resolution is achievable, but the spectral resolution is often impaired with such sources. Methods to achieve temporal as well as spectral resolution in the short-wavelength region are discussed. The use of high-order harmonics as tunable short-pulse radiation is described more in detail. Future possibilities for laser spectroscopy and atomic physics at short wavelengths are finally discussed.

Department/s

  • Atomic Physics

Publishing year

1997

Language

English

Pages

55-64

Publication/Series

Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research. Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors, and Associated Equipment

Volume

398

Issue

1

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Elsevier

Topic

  • Accelerator Physics and Instrumentation

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0167-5087