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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 19 — Sep. 23, 2013
  • pp: 21728–21740

Aperiodic CrSc multilayer mirrors for attosecond water window pulses

Alexander Guggenmos, Roman Rauhut, Michael Hofstetter, Samira Hertrich, Bert Nickel, Jürgen Schmidt, Eric M. Gullikson, Markus Seibald, Wolfgang Schnick, and Ulf Kleineberg  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 19, pp. 21728-21740 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.021728


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Abstract

Extending single attosecond pulse technology from currently sub-200 eV to the so called ‘water window’ spectral range may enable for the first time the unique investigation of ultrafast electronic processes within the core states of bio-molecules as proteins or other organic materials. Aperiodic multilayer mirrors serve as key components to shape these attosecond pulses with a high degree of freedom and enable tailored short pulse pump-probe experiments. Here, we report on chirped CrSc multilayer mirrors, fabricated by ion beam deposition with sub-angstrom precision, designed for attosecond pulse shaping in the ‘water window’ spectral range.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

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

History
Original Manuscript: April 2, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 29, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 29, 2013
Published: September 9, 2013

Citation
Alexander Guggenmos, Roman Rauhut, Michael Hofstetter, Samira Hertrich, Bert Nickel, Jürgen Schmidt, Eric M. Gullikson, Markus Seibald, Wolfgang Schnick, and Ulf Kleineberg, "Aperiodic CrSc multilayer mirrors for attosecond water window pulses," Opt. Express 21, 21728-21740 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-19-21728


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