Generation of an attosecond x-ray pulse in a thin film irradiated by an ultrashort ultrarelativistic laser pulse

Yu M. Mikhailova, V. T. Platonenko, S. G. Rykovanov

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Abstract

The possibility of generating an attosecond x-ray pulse in a thin solid-density plasma layer irradiated by a femtosecond laser pulse of ultrarelativistic intensity has been demonstrated in numerical simulation. Changes in the plasma layer parameters during the light pulse result in the generation of a wide, partly continuous radiation spectrum in the layer. The separation of limited parts in the reflected or transmitted light spectrum makes it possible to obtain isolated short electromagnetic pulses with an intensity reaching 1% of the exciting light intensity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)571-574
Number of pages4
JournalJETP Letters
Volume81
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 24 2005
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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