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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 9 — Apr. 26, 2010
  • pp: 9173–9180

Collinear generation of ultrashort UV and XUV pulses

E. M. Bothschafter, A. Schiffrin, V.S. Yakovlev, A.M. Azzeer, F. Krausz, R. Ernstorfer, and R. Kienberger  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 9, pp. 9173-9180 (2010)

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We demonstrate the collinear generation of few-femtosecond ultraviolet and attosecond extreme ultraviolet pulses via a combination of third-harmonic and high harmonic generation in noble gases. The ultrashort coherent light bursts are produced by focusing a sub-1.5-cycle near-infrared/visible laser pulse in two subsequent quasi-static noble gas targets. This approach provides an inherently synchronized pair of UV and XUV pulses, where the UV radiation has a photon energy of ~5 eV and a pulse energy of up to 1 μJ and the XUV radiation contains up to 3.5 ∙ 106 XUV photons per shot with a photon energy exceeding 100 eV. This source represents a novel tool for future UV pump/XUV probe experiments with unprecedented time-resolution.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(190.7220) Nonlinear optics : Upconversion
(260.7190) Physical optics : Ultraviolet
(260.7200) Physical optics : Ultraviolet, extreme

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: February 9, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 29, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: April 5, 2010
Published: April 16, 2010

E. M. Bothschafter, A. Schiffrin, V. S. Yakovlev, A. M. Azzeer, F. Krausz, R. Ernstorfer, and R. Kienberger, "Collinear generation of 
ultrashort UV and XUV pulses," Opt. Express 18, 9173-9180 (2010)

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