Resonant generation of few-cycle pulses in hydrogenlike atoms Academic Article uri icon


  • We show the possibility to produce nearly bandwidth-limited few-cycle pulses based on timedependent resonant interaction of an incident radiation with the bound states of hydrogenlike atoms. A timedependence of an atomic resonance is provided by far-off-resonant laser field with intensity much below the atomic ionization threshold via time-dependent tunnel ionization from the excited states and temporal adiabatic Stark splitting of the excited energy levels. Without external synchronization of the spectral components it is possible to produce a train of two-cycle pulses at 121.6 nm with duration 800 as in atomic hydrogen. Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2012.

published proceedings

  • Laser Physics

author list (cited authors)

  • Radeonychev, Y. V., Polovinkin, V. A., & Kocharovskaya, O. A.

publication date

  • January 1, 2012 11:11 AM