EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 266, 2022EOS Annual Meeting (EOSAM 2022)
|Number of page(s)||2|
|Section||Topical Meeting (TOM) 13- Advances and Applications of Optics and Photonics|
|Published online||13 October 2022|
Novel ultrafast structured EUV/x-ray sources from nonlinear optics
Grupo de Investigación en Aplicaciones del Láser y Fotónica, Departamento de Física Aplicada, Universidad de Salamanca, E-37008, Salamanca, Spain.
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Published online: 13 October 2022
Coherent extreme-ultraviolet (EUV)/x-ray laser sources, structured in their temporal/spectral, spatial and angular momentum properties are emerging as unique tools to probe the nanoworld. One of the key ingredients for the emergence of such sources is the extraordinary coherence in the up-conversion of infrared laser sources through the highly nonlinear process of high-order harmonic generation. In this contribution we will review the advances during the last decade that led to the generation of structured EUV/xray sources, such as circularly polarized attosecond pulses, harmonic vortices with time-varying orbital angular momentum, ultrafast vector and vector/vortex beams, tunable high-order harmonic combs or attosecond pulse trains with time-dependent polarization states. The use of such sources is being already applied to the investigation of chiral matter or magnetic materials. In the latter case, structured ultrafast sources are very promising to achieve a complete understanding of the electronic and spin interactions that govern sub-femtosecond magnetization dynamics.
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