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Professor Dave Kielpinski
Australian Attosecond Science Facility
Attosecond Science Program Team

Academic & Research Members | Students Members

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Address Australian Attosecond Science Facility
Griffith University
Brisbane‚ Queensland
Email
Phone +61 (0)7 3735 7217
Fax +61 (0)7 3735 4426

The Attosecond Science Progam in CXS‚ which begain collaborating with CXS in June 2009‚ offers new opportunities for coherent X-ray science that are unique within Australia. The new and rapidly expanding field of attosecond science is based on recent revolutionary developments in ultrafast optics that resulted in the award of the Nobel Prize in 2005. It is now possible to generate high-energy infrared light pulses consisting of only a few cycles of the electric field and to control the optical electric fi eld waveform within the light pulses. Such optical pulses have been used to generate isolated soft X-ray bursts with durations below 100 attosecond (1 as = 10-18 s). They can also provide information on atomic and molecular dynamics on the attosecond timescale and have been used to map the electronic structure of molecules. The Australian Attosecond Science Facility (AASF) is the unique tool in Australia for attosecond science investigations. The facility is directed by A/Prof Kielpinski‚ leader of the CXS Attosecond Science Program as of January 2010. The heart of the facility is a laser source providing 6 fs‚ 300 μJ‚ phase-stabilized laser pulses‚ commissioned in 2007 through an ARC LIEF grant.

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