The collision of an electron against a repulsive potential in the presence of a laser field is investigated. It is found that a sufficiently strong laser field forces the electron to remain in the neighbourhood of the repulsive potential causing bremsstrahlung. By appropriately filtering the emitted signal, an electron in the presence of a repulsive potential is capable of generating attosecond pulses.
|Numero di pagine||7|
|Rivista||JOURNAL OF PHYSICS. B, ATOMIC MOLECULAR AND OPTICAL PHYSICS|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2008|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Condensed Matter Physics
Castiglia, G., Corso, P. P., Fiordilino, E., & Orlando, G. (2008). Bremsstrahlung from a repulsive potential: attosecond pulse generation. JOURNAL OF PHYSICS. B, ATOMIC MOLECULAR AND OPTICAL PHYSICS, 41, 055601-1-055601-7.