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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 4 — Feb. 14, 2011
  • pp: 3809–3817

Control of the attosecond synchronization of XUV radiation with phase-optimized mirrors

C. Bourassin-Bouchet, Z. Diveki, S. de Rossi, E. English, E. Meltchakov, O. Gobert, D. Guénot, B. Carré, F. Delmotte, P. Salières, and T. Ruchon  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 4, pp. 3809-3817 (2011)

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We report on the advanced amplitude and phase control of attosecond radiation allowed by specifically-designed multilayer XUV mirrors. We first demonstrate that such mirrors can compensate for the intrinsic chirp of the attosecond emission over a large bandwidth of more than 20 eV. We then show that their combination with metallic foils introduces a third-order dispersion that is adjustable through the mirror’s incidence angle. This results in a controllable beating allowing the radiation to be shaped from a single to a series of sub-100 as pulses.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(230.4170) Optical devices : Multilayers
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(340.7480) X-ray optics : X-rays, soft x-rays, extreme ultraviolet (EUV)

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Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: January 4, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 4, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 5, 2011
Published: February 11, 2011

C. Bourassin-Bouchet, Z. Diveki, S. de Rossi, E. English, E. Meltchakov, O. Gobert, D. Guénot, B. Carré, F. Delmotte, P. Salières, and T. Ruchon, "Control of the attosecond synchronization of XUV radiation with phase-optimized mirrors," Opt. Express 19, 3809-3817 (2011)

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