Formation of Attosecond XUV Pulses via Resonance with Hydrogen-Like Atoms Irradiated by Intense Laser Field

  • V. A. PolovinkinEmail author
  • Y. V. Radeonychev
  • Olga Kocharovskaya
  • M. Yu. Ryabikin
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 125)


We show the possibility to produce a short bunch of few nearly bandwidth-limited few-cycle attosecond pulses via the time-dependent resonant interaction of an incident radiation pulse with the bound states of hydrogenlike atoms. Time-dependence of the resonant interaction is based on time-dependent tunnel ionization from the excited states and temporal adiabatic Stark splitting of the excited energy levels, provided by far-off-resonant laser pulse whose intensity is much below the atomic ionization threshold. Without external synchronization of the spectral components it is possible to produce pulses of XUV radiation with duration up to 80 as at the carrier wavelength 13.5 nm in Li2 +-plasma.


Attosecond Pulse Short Bunch External Synchronization Instantaneous Strength Peak Pulse Intensity 
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This research was supported by RFBR (Grants #09-02-01158, #10-02-01250) and NSF grant #0855688. V.A. Polovinkin acknowledges personal grant, given by foundation. Dynasty under the program for young scientists support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. A. Polovinkin
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Y. V. Radeonychev
    • 1
    • 2
  • Olga Kocharovskaya
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Yu. Ryabikin
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of ScienceNizhny NovgorodRussia
  2. 2.Department of Physics of Texas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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