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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 4 — Feb. 13, 2012
  • pp: 3725–3732

Pulse compression of phase-matched high harmonic pulses from a time-delay compensated monochromator

Hironori Igarashi, Ayumu Makida, Motohiko Ito, and Taro Sekikawa  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 4, pp. 3725-3732 (2012)

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Single 32.6 eV high harmonic pulses from a time-delay compensated monochromator were compressed down to 11 ± 3 fs by completely compensating for the pulse-front tilt. The photon flux was intensified up to 5.7×109 photons/s on target by implementing high harmonic generation under a phase matching condition in a hollow fiber used for increasing the interaction length. The output photon flux on target from the monochromator was comparable to that from a small synchrotron facility, while the pulse duration was more than three orders of magnitude shorter. This high harmonic beam line fulfills two requirements for time-resolved spectroscopy in extreme ultraviolet region, namely, ultrashort pulses and high photon flux.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: December 2, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 26, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 27, 2012
Published: January 31, 2012

Hironori Igarashi, Ayumu Makida, Motohiko Ito, and Taro Sekikawa, "Pulse compression of phase-matched high harmonic pulses from a time-delay compensated monochromator," Opt. Express 20, 3725-3732 (2012)

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