Attosecond Science and Technology

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The Science Partner Journal Ultrafast Science is now considering submissions for its first special issue, Attosecond Science and Technology.


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. 

Ultrafast Science invites manuscripts for a special issue in this field. Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Attosecond light source
  • Applications of high-order harmonics in biology
  • High-order harmonic generation in solids
  • Attosecond pulse generation by free-electron laser (FEL)
  • Ultrafast electron pulse
  • Attosecond diagnostics
  • Attosecond dynamics
  • Ultrafast imaging
  • Attosecond spectroscopy

    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

      Submission Deadline

      Deadline extended!: June 30, 2022

        Submission Instructions

        Please indicate in your cover letter that your submission is intended for inclusion in the special issue on Attosecond Science and Technology.

        Table of Contents

        As articles within the special issue are published they will appear below.

        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