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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 12 — Jun. 7, 2010
  • pp: 13006–13016

Characterizing ultrabroadband attosecond lasers

Michael Chini, Steve Gilbertson, Sabih D. Khan, and Zenghu Chang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 12, pp. 13006-13016 (2010)

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Recent progress in sub-laser-cycle gating of high-order harmonic generation promises to push the limits on optical pulse durations below the atomic unit of time, 24 as, which corresponds to a bandwidth broader than 75 eV. However, the available techniques for attosecond pulse measurement are valid only for narrow-bandwidth spectra, due to one of the key approximations made in the phase retrieval. Here we report a new technique for characterizing attosecond pulses, whereby the spectral phase of the attosecond pulse is extracted from the oscillation component with the dressing laser frequency in the photoelectron spectrogram. This technique, termed PROOF (Phase Retrieval by Omega Oscillation Filtering), can be applied to characterizing attosecond pulses with ultrabroad bandwidths.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7240) Lasers and laser optics : UV, EUV, and X-ray lasers
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: April 2, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 24, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 24, 2010
Published: June 2, 2010

Michael Chini, Steve Gilbertson, Sabih D. Khan, and Zenghu Chang, "Characterizing ultrabroadband attosecond lasers," Opt. Express 18, 13006-13016 (2010)

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