Attosecond Science and Technology

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Attosecond pulses, the shortest light flashes that human beings have been able to achieve, provide a unique tool for deeply exploring insights into the microworld with real-time observation. Two decades after the first creation of attosecond pulses, attosecond science and technology has grown to a cutting-edge research field within many disciplines. This science opens a door to reveal mechanisms that govern ultrafast phenomenon in atomic physics, molecular sciences, chemical physics, advanced materials, biology, condensed matter, and more. After 20 years, attosecond science and technology faces a turning point for future development. 

    Guest Editors

    Franz X. Kärtner, Department of Physics, University of Hamburg, Germany

    Katsumi Midorikawa, RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics, Japan

    Zhiyi Wei, Institute of Physics, CAS, China

      Table of Contents

      High-Harmonic Generation and Correlated Electron Emission from Relativistic Plasma Mirrors at 1 kHz Repetition Rate

      Stefan Haessler, Marie Ouillé, Jaismeen Kaur, Maïmouna Bocoum, Frederik Böhle, Dan Levy, Louis Daniault, Aline Vernier, Jérôme Faure, and Rodrigo Lopez-Martens

      Ultrafast Science, Vol. 2021, Article ID 9893418, 9 pages | Jun 22, 2022

      Focusing Properties of High-Order Harmonics

      Maria Hoflund, Jasper Peschel, Marius Plach, Hugo Dacasa, Kévin Veyrinas, Eric Constant, Peter Smorenburg, Hampus Wikmark, Sylvain Maclot, Chen Guo, Cord Arnold, Anne L'Huillier, and Per Eng-Johnsson

      Ultrafast Science, Vol. 2021, Article ID 9797453, 8 pages | Aug 29, 2021

      A Custom-Tailored Multi-TW Optical Electric Field for Gigawatt Soft-X-Ray Isolated Attosecond Pulses

      Bing Xue, Yuuki Tamaru, Yuxi Fu, Hua Yuan, Pengfei Lan, Oliver D. Mücke, Akira Suda, Katsumi Midorikawa, and Eiji J. Takahashi

      Ultrafast Science, Vol. 2021, Article ID 9828026, 13 pages | Aug 16, 2021

      Ultrafast Hole Deformation Revealed by Molecular Attosecond Interferometry

      Yindong Huang, Jing Zhao, Zheng Shu, Yalei Zhu, Jinlei Liu, Wenpu Dong, Xiaowei Wang, Zhihui Lü, Dongwen Zhang, Jianmin Yuan, Jing Chen, and Zengxiu Zhao

      Ultrafast Science, Vol. 2021, Article ID 9837107, 12 pages | Jul 7, 2021