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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 1995
  • pp: 312–314

Femtosecond vacuum-ultraviolet pulse measurement by field-ionization dynamics

S. P. Le Blanc, Z. Qi, and R. Sauerbrey  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 20, Issue 3, pp. 312-314 (1995)

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Three techniques are demonstrated for measuring femtosecond pulses from the deep vacuum ultraviolet to the visible based on the ionization dynamics of optical-field-ionized plasmas. A probe pulse propagates through a plasma generated by an intense femtosecond KrF excimer laser pump pulse. Ionization-induced defocussing or collisional absorption yield a cross-correlation measurement of the probe pulse. Ionization-induced spectral blue shifting of the probe can give an upper limit for the probe pulse duration.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: September 12, 1994
Published: February 1, 1995

S. P. Le Blanc, R. Sauerbrey, and Z. Qi, "Femtosecond vacuum-ultraviolet pulse measurement by field-ionization dynamics," Opt. Lett. 20, 312-314 (1995)

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