Excited ions in intense femtosecond laser pulses: Laser-induced recombination

Ian Williams, J. McKenna, J. Wood, M. Suresh, W.A. Bryan, S.L. Stebbings, E.M.L. English, C.R. Calvert, B. Srigengan, E.J. Divall, C.J. Hooker, A.J. Langley, W.R. Newell

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Abstract

Electron-ion recombination in a laser-induced electron recollision is of fundamental importance as the underlying mechanism responsible for the generation of high harmonic radiation, and hence for the production of attosecond pulse trains in the extreme ultraviolet and soft X-ray spectral regions. By using an ion beam target, remotely prepared to be partially in long-lived excited states, the recombination process has for the first time been directly observed and studied.
Original languageEnglish
Article number173002
Pages (from-to)173002-1-173002-4
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume99(17)
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2007

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    Williams, I., McKenna, J., Wood, J., Suresh, M., Bryan, W. A., Stebbings, S. L., English, E. M. L., Calvert, C. R., Srigengan, B., Divall, E. J., Hooker, C. J., Langley, A. J., & Newell, W. R. (2007). Excited ions in intense femtosecond laser pulses: Laser-induced recombination. Physical Review Letters, 99(17)(17), 173002-1-173002-4. [173002]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.99.173002