Compression of γ-ray photons into ultrashort pulses Academic Article uri icon


  • We propose a technique of ultra-short [Formula Presented]-ray pulses production with a pulse duration much less than the natural lifetime of a nucleus excited state. The technique is based on compression of frequency modulated radiation of a Mossbauer source while propagating in a far-detuned resonant absorber. Numerical estimates for [Formula Presented] 14.413 keV nuclear resonance energy show feasibility of experimental realization of the technique. © 2003 The American Physical Society.

author list (cited authors)

  • Kuznetsova, E., Kolesov, R., & Kocharovskaya, O.

complete list of authors

  • Kuznetsova, Elena||Kolesov, Roman||Kocharovskaya, Olga

publication date

  • January 1, 2003 11:11 AM