Supercontinuum and high-order harmonics: \”extreme\” coherent sources for atomic spectroscopy and attophysics

Year: 2005

Authors: Bellini M.

Autors Affiliation: Istituto Nazionale di Ottica Applicata, Largo E. Fermi6, 50125 Florence, Italy

Abstract: Simple experiments, set up to investigate how the coherence properties of short and intense laser pulses are transferred to radiation generated in extremely nonlinear interactions with matter, have given access to a wealth of new information and have allowed unexpected advances in several different fields. Here, we review some of these experiments and discuss their implications for the development of new methods in ultra-high spectral and temporal resolution studies of matter.


KeyWords: attosecond pulses; extreme ultraviolet; frequency comb; high-order harmonic generation; nonlinear optics; supercontinuum generation; Ultrashort laser pulses
DOI: 10.1007/0-387-23294-X_2