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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)