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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 28 — Oct. 1, 2010
  • pp: 5465–5473

Time-preserving grating monochromators for ultrafast extreme-ultraviolet pulses

Luca Poletto and Fabio Frassetto  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 28, pp. 5465-5473 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.49.005465


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Abstract

We analyze the time response of single-grating monochromators for application to extreme-ultraviolet ultrashort pulses. It is shown that time-preserving monochromators can be realized in a single-grating configuration if the number of illuminated grooves is the minimum for a given resolution and the grating time response is close to the Fourier limit for such a resolution. Two different grating configurations are compared: the classical diffraction mount (CDM) and the off-plane mount (OPM). We shown that the CDM is preferred for single-grating monochromators with relatively long time responses, i.e., 100 200 fs , while the OPM is suitable for ultrashort time responses in the 10 50 fs range to realize femtosecond time-preserving monochromators.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory
(300.6540) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, ultraviolet
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: May 7, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 20, 2010
Published: September 30, 2010

Citation
Luca Poletto and Fabio Frassetto, "Time-preserving grating monochromators for ultrafast extreme-ultraviolet pulses," Appl. Opt. 49, 5465-5473 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-49-28-5465


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