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