Accession Number : ADP007046

Title :   Generation of Ultrafast Vuv Radiation by Reflection from a Relativistic Ionization Front,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON STATE UNIV PULLMAN DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Kapteyn, Henry C. ; Murnane, Margaret M.

Report Date : 22 MAY 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Tunable radiation can be produced by Doppler upshifting light from a laser-generated moving ionization front. We analyze this technique as a way of generating ultrashort tunable short-wavelength light pulses, and demonstrate the possibility of making pulses of duration approx. 1 femtosecond in the UV and XUV. The demonstration of this technique should be possible using the current generation of high power ultrashort-pulse (0.1 Joules in 100 fsec) laser systems.

Descriptors :   *VACUUM ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION, *COHERENT OPTICAL RADIATION, SHORT WAVELENGTHS, COHERENT RADIATION, IONIZATION, LASERS, SYMPOSIA.

Subject Categories : Optics
      Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE