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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2012
  • pp: 3891–3893

Tailoring a 67 attosecond pulse through advantageous phase-mismatch

Kun Zhao, Qi Zhang, Michael Chini, Yi Wu, Xiaowei Wang, and Zenghu Chang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 18, pp. 3891-3893 (2012)

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A single isolated attosecond pulse of 67 as was composed from an extreme UV supercontinuum covering 55–130 eV generated by the double optical gating technique. Phase mismatch was used to exclude the single-atom cutoff of the spectrum that possesses unfavorable attochirp, allowing the positive attochirp of the remaining spectrum to be compensated by the negative dispersion of a zirconium foil. Two algorithms, PROOF and FROG-CRAB, were employed to retrieve the pulse from the experimental spectrogram, yielding nearly identical results.

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OCIS Codes
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements
(020.2649) Atomic and molecular physics : Strong field laser physics
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: May 24, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 25, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 13, 2012
Published: September 14, 2012

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Kun Zhao, Qi Zhang, Michael Chini, Yi Wu, Xiaowei Wang, and Zenghu Chang, "Tailoring a 67 attosecond pulse through advantageous phase-mismatch," Opt. Lett. 37, 3891-3893 (2012)

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