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53-Attosecond Light Pulse Sets a Record

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ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 9, 2017 — The demonstration of a 53-attosecond x-ray flash by a research team from the University of Central Florida (UCF) is the fastest light pulse recorded to date, and beats the team’s own record of a 67-attosecond extreme UV light pulse, set in 2012. University of Central Florida Professor Zenghu Chang broke the record for the fastest light pulse. Courtesy of University of Central Florida. Soft x-ray pulse duration of 53 attoseconds and single pulse streaking reaching the carbon K-absorption edge (284 electronvolt, or eV) were achieved by utilizing intense two-cycle driving pulses...Read full article

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