Event DetailsEvent Dates: Monday, September 9, 2013 - 4:00pmSeminar Location: Engineering Building Room ECCR 105Speaker Name(s): Susanna BrownSpeaker Affiliation(s): University of Colorado Boulder Seminar Type/SubjectScientific Seminar Type: COSI SeminarEvent Details & Abstract: An central goal for imaging research is to improve spatial and temporal resolution. A conceptually straightforward way to achieve this goal is to create images using short-wavelength, ultrafast pulses of light. High Harmonic Generation (HHG) provides a means to create ultrafast, laser-like x-rays on a tabletop by up-converting infrared or visible driving laser radiation. This could provide sub-nanometer spatial resolution and attosecond-level time resolution. We are using a technique called Optical Parametric Chirped Pulse Amplification (OPCPA) to develop a suitable mid-infrared driving laser for High Harmonic Generation of soft x-rays.