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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 22 — Oct. 24, 2011
  • pp: 21730–21738

Attosecond pulses with sophisticated spatio-spectral waveforms: spatio-spectral Airy and auto-focusing beams

Ofer Kfir, Maxim Kozlov, Avner Fleischer, and Oren Cohen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 22, pp. 21730-21738 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.021730


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Abstract

We propose a scheme for producing attosecond pulses with sophisticated spatio-spectral waveforms. The profile of a seed attosecond pulse is modified and its central frequency is up-converted through interaction with an infrared pump pulse. The transverse profile of the infrared beam and a spatiotemporal shift between the seed and infrared pulses are used for manipulating the spatio-spectral waveform of the generated pulse beam. We present several examples of sophisticated isolated attosecond pulse beam generation, including spatio-spectral Airy beam that exhibits prismatic self-bending effect and a beam undergoing auto-focusing to a sub-micron spot without the need of a focusing lens or nonlinearity.

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OCIS Codes
(190.7220) Nonlinear optics : Upconversion
(320.7120) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast phenomena
(340.7480) X-ray optics : X-rays, soft x-rays, extreme ultraviolet (EUV)

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 31, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 25, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 25, 2011
Published: October 19, 2011

Citation
Ofer Kfir, Maxim Kozlov, Avner Fleischer, and Oren Cohen, "Attosecond pulses with sophisticated spatio-spectral waveforms: spatio-spectral Airy and auto-focusing beams," Opt. Express 19, 21730-21738 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-22-21730


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