Thu, 17.10.2019  |  14:00 PM
Small Max Born Hall
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High-Harmonic Generation is the Sound of the 80s

Dr. Michael Spanner | National Research Council of Canada

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High-harmonic generations (HHG) is a highly nonlinear optical process in which a wide plateau of optical harmonics is generated when intense laser fields interact with atoms, molecules, and solids.

The Yamaha DX7 was a revolutionary electronic music synthesizer released in 1983 that quickly dominated the 80s pop music sound.
This talk explores the overlap between the strong-field recollision physics leading to HHG and electronic music synthesis as implemented in the DX7.