Introducing the Extreme Light Infrastructure Attosecond Light Pulse Source (ELI-ALPS)

Fig.1: Schematic of the high repetition rate (HR) laser system. The ELI-ALPS facility: the next generation of attosecond sources Sergei Kühn et al 2017 J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 50 132002 CC BY

In their recent article, Sergei Kühn and coworkers describe how ultrashort pulses in the femtosecond and attosecond domain will soon be made available at the Extreme Light Infrastructure Attosecond Light Pulse Source (ELI-ALPS) international facility in Szeged (Hungary) to specialists and non-specialists alike in order to facilitate progress in fields of research ranging from chemistry, condensed matter physics, to materials science and biochemistry.

 

It is anticipated that time-resolved studies of increasing complexity will be made possible thanks to the property of the laser beams and layout of the facility.

 

Readers of this review will be able to learn more about the characteristics of the laser sources, the application of primary and secondary radiations as well as the different types of permanent experimental end stations, which will be available in Szeged.

Block diagram of the SYLOS-driven users HHG beamline

Fig.2: Block diagram of the 1 kHz repetition rate single cycle (SYLOS)-driven users HHG beamline. The ELI-ALPS facility: the next generation of attosecond sources Sergei Kühn et al 2017 J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 50 132002 CC BY

(a) Schematic optical layout of the beamline. (b) 3D view of the SHHG SYLOS beamline design showing the different sub systems s1-5.

Fig.3: (a) Schematic optical layout of the beamline. (b) 3D view of the SHHG SYLOS beamline design showing the different sub systems s1-5. The ELI-ALPS facility: the next generation of attosecond sources Sergei Kühn et al 2017 J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 50 132002 CC BY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is an element of a “user guide” inherent to this review, therefore it is hoped that this article will serve and appeal to scientists beyond the core JPhysB readership. We hope you will enjoy reading this review and thank the authors for choosing JPhysB to publish their work.

We will look forward to publishing many studies carried out at the facility in JPhysB in the future!

 

Read More:

Single-pass high harmonic generation at high repetition rate and photon flux by Steffen Hädrich et al 2016 J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 49 172002

Advances in attosecond science by Francesca Calegari et al 2016 J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 49062001


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