Invited article: Attosecond photonics: Synthesis and control of light transients

M. Th Hassan, A. Wirth, I. Grguraš, A. Moulet, T. T. Luu, J. Gagnon, V. Pervak, E. Goulielmakis

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Ultimate control over light entails the capability of crafting its field waveform. Here, we detail the technological advances that have recently permitted the synthesis of light transients confinable to less than a single oscillation of its carrier wave and the precise attosecond tailoring of their fields. Our work opens the door to light field based control of electrons on the atomic, molecular, and mesoscopic scales.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number111301
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation


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