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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 3 — Jan. 31, 2011
  • pp: 1767–1776

Attosecond dispersion control by extreme ultraviolet multilayer mirrors

Michael Hofstetter, Martin Schultze, Markus Fieß, Benjamin Dennhardt, Alexander Guggenmos, Justin Gagnon, Vladislav S. Yakovlev, Eleftherios Goulielmakis, Reinhard Kienberger, Eric M. Gullikson, Ferenc Krausz, and Ulf Kleineberg  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 3, pp. 1767-1776 (2011)

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We report the first experimental demonstration of a-periodic multilayer mirrors controlling the frequency sweep (chirp) of isolated attosecond XUV pulses. The concept was proven with about 200-attosecond pulses in the photon energy range of 100-130 eV measured via photoelectron streaking in neon. The demonstrated attosecond dispersion control is engineerable in a wide range of XUV photon energies and bandwidths. The resultant tailor-made attosecond pulses with highly enhanced photon flux are expected to significantly advance attosecond metrology and spectroscopy and broaden their range of applications.

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OCIS Codes
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.1590) Ultrafast optics : Chirping
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(340.7480) X-ray optics : X-rays, soft x-rays, extreme ultraviolet (EUV)
(310.4165) Thin films : Multilayer design

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: November 23, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 31, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 3, 2011
Published: January 14, 2011

Michael Hofstetter, Martin Schultze, Markus Fieß, Benjamin Dennhardt, Alexander Guggenmos, Justin Gagnon, Vladislav S. Yakovlev, Eleftherios Goulielmakis, Reinhard Kienberger, Eric M. Gullikson, Ferenc Krausz, and Ulf Kleineberg, "Attosecond dispersion control by extreme ultraviolet multilayer mirrors," Opt. Express 19, 1767-1776 (2011)

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