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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 25 — Dec. 6, 2010
  • pp: 25887–25895

Tunable frequency-controlled isolated attosecond pulses characterized by either 750 nm or 400 nm wavelength streak fields

Hiroki Mashiko, M. Justine Bell, Annelise R. Beck, Mark J. Abel, Philip M. Nagel, Colby P. Steiner, Joseph Robinson, Daniel M. Neumark, and Stephen R. Leone  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 25, pp. 25887-25895 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.025887


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Abstract

A compact and robust Mach-Zehnder type interferometer coupled with the double optical gating technique provides tunable isolated attosecond pulses and streak field detection with fields centered at either 750 nm or 400 nm. Isolated attosecond pulses produced at 45 eV (with measured pulse duration of 114 ± 4 as) and 20 eV (with measured pulse duration of 395 ± 6 as) are temporally characterized with a 750 nm wavelength streak field. In addition, an isolated 118 ± 10 as pulse at 45 eV is measured with a 400 nm wavelength streak field. The interferometer design used herein provides broad flexibility for attosecond streak experiments, allowing pump and probe pulses to be specified independently. This capability is important for studying selected electronic transitions in atoms and molecules.

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OCIS Codes
(320.7150) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast spectroscopy
(020.2649) Atomic and molecular physics : Strong field laser physics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 7, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 29, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 29, 2010
Published: November 25, 2010

Citation
Hiroki Mashiko, M. Justine Bell, Annelise R. Beck, Mark J. Abel, Philip M. Nagel, Colby P. Steiner, Joseph Robinson, Daniel M. Neumark, and Stephen R. Leone, "Tunable frequency-controlled isolated attosecond pulses characterized by either 750 nm or 400 nm wavelength streak fields," Opt. Express 18, 25887-25895 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-25-25887


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