Attosecond time-sale feedback control of coherent X-ray generation
High-harmonic generation is an extreme, high-order, nonlinear process that converts intense, ultrafast, visible and infrared laser light pulses coherently into the soft X-ray region of the spectrum. We demonstrate that by optimizing the shape of an ultrafast laser pulse, we can selectively enhance this process by promoting strong constructive interference between X-ray bursts emitted from adjacent optical cycles. This work demonstrates that coherent control of highly nonlinear processes in the strong-field regime is possible by adjusting the relative timing of the crests of an electromagnetic ...
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