TITLE

Coherent x-ray pulse generation in the sub-Ångstro¨m regime

AUTHOR(S)
Keitel, C. H.; Hu, S. X.
PUB. DATE
January 2002
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;1/28/2002, Vol. 80 Issue 4, p541
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A mechanism is proposed to generate femtosecond coherent light pulses with a wavelength shorter than the dimension of a single atom. X rays of such short wavelength and high energy are shown to arise from the relativistic interaction of multiply charged ions with short and intense near-optical laser pulses. The generated x-ray pulses have thus potential to be useful in investigating the dynamics of chemical and biological systems with a subatomic resolution. © 2002 American Institute of Physics.
ACCESSION #
5942552

 

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