Surface plasma attosource beamlines at ELI-ALPS

Sudipta Mondal, Mojtaba Shirozhan, Naveed Ahmed, Maïmouna Bocoum, Frederik Boehle, Aline Vernier, Stefan Haessler, Rodrigo Lopez-Martens, François Sylla, Cedric Sire, Fabien Quéré, Kwinten Nelissen, K. Varjú, Dimitris Charalambidis, Subhendu Kahaly

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ELI-ALPS, one of the three pillars of the Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) project, will be in a unique position to offer dedicated experimental platforms for ultrashort time-resolved investigations of strongly excited dynamical systems. The state-of-the-art surface plasma attosource (SPA) beamlines at ELI-ALPS are being designed and developed to enable new directions in plasma-based attoscience research. The SPA beamlines will be driven by ultrashort, high peak power, high repetition rate lasers based on the latest technology and are aimed to develop previously unavailable attoscience experimental platforms employing surface high-harmonic generation process. This endeavor involves research and development challenges and careful considerations. Here we discuss the physics of plasma attosources and their characteristics under such extreme conditions and the beamline functionalities that would facilitate these objectives. Finally, we delineate the initial research possibilities with these sophisticated instruments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)A93-A102
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Mondal, S., Shirozhan, M., Ahmed, N., Bocoum, M., Boehle, F., Vernier, A., Haessler, S., Lopez-Martens, R., Sylla, F., Sire, C., Quéré, F., Nelissen, K., Varjú, K., Charalambidis, D., & Kahaly, S. (2018). Surface plasma attosource beamlines at ELI-ALPS. Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics, 35(5), A93-A102.