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Intense attosecond radiation from an X-ray FEL

  • Author(s): Zholents, Alexander A.;
  • Fawley, William M.
  • et al.

We propose the use of a ultra-relativistic electron beam interacting with a few-cycle, intense laser pulse and an intense pulse of the coherent x-rays to produce a multi-MW intensity, x-ray pulses ~;100 attoseconds in duration. Due to a naturally-occurring frequency chirp, these pulses can be further temporally compressed.

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