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attosecond

One quintillionth of a second. See space/time and ohnosecond.
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According to the researchers, the attosecond lighthouse effect has several major advantages over previous methods for making isolated attosecond pulses.
Attosecond science's current lack of major discoveries bears some resemblance to the Large Hadron Collider just going through its shakedown exercises on the French-Swiss border, or the Hubble Space Telescope back when it sat on the launchpad--loaded with delicate mirrors, magnets, electronics, spectroscopes, cameras and the hopes of a corps of scientists already excited despite no achievements yet in hand.
To understand the tiny amount of time, imagine stretching 100 attoseconds until they lasted for a second.
The laser's powerful electric fields rock the electrons back and forth, causing them to release a train of attosecond pulses consisting of high-energy photons in the extreme ultraviolet or soft x-ray part of the spectrum.
My group has recently shown that attosecond physics phenomena can be observed at solids, namely at nanoscale tips KrE-ger et al.
Interferometric measurements using tunable attosecond pulses
In order to map the collective electron motion we will apply the attosecond nanoplasmonic streaking technique, which has been proposed and developed theoretically.
Such semi-classical models potentially will help to understand attosecond energy and charge transport in larger molecular systems.
Quick, accurate wavelength identification helps attosecond, compact EUV and high-harmonic laser generation researchers
Objective: Attosecond Science aims at studying ultrafast dynamics of electronic processes on a timescale of less than a femtosecond.
National Research Council-Canada Research Chair in Attosecond Photonics, University of Ottawa