X-Ray Combs


X-Ray Combs


2. Quantum Design Concept

Ultraviolet-laser-driven high harmonic generation in multiply ionized plasma can be also highly efficient, representing a second practical route towards the X-ray region. Remarkably, this regime provides X-rays with contrasting spectral and temporal properties in comparison to mid-infrared-laser-driven harmonics.

– Narrowband X-ray peaks to >280 eV
– Attosecond pulse/s + low chirp
– Balance ion & plasma indices
– Higher single atom efficiency

T. Popmintchev et al., US Patent 2013/2015.
D. Popmintchev et al., Science 350, 1125 (2015).