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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2001
  • pp: 1463–1465

Atomic spectral detection of tunable extreme ultraviolet pulses

J. B. M. Warntjes, A. Gürtler, A. Osterwalder, F. Rosca-Pruna, M. J. J. Vrakking, and L. D. Noordam  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 19, pp. 1463-1465 (2001)

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A novel method of detecting the spectral width and wavelength of extreme ultraviolet (XUV) pulses with a minimum number of experimental tools is demonstrated. The method relies on the photoionization probability of an atom as a function of the electric field. A tunable laser source in the XUV is used that is based on higher-harmonic generation of the frequency-doubled output of a 50-fs Ti:sapphire laser. The bandwidth and the wavelength of the seventh harmonic (~57nm) are detected with Ne, and the resolving power is λ/Δλ=105.

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OCIS Codes
(020.5780) Atomic and molecular physics : Rydberg states
(140.7240) Lasers and laser optics : UV, EUV, and X-ray lasers

J. B. M. Warntjes, A. Gürtler, A. Osterwalder, F. Rosca-Pruna, M. J. J. Vrakking, and L. D. Noordam, "Atomic spectral detection of tunable extreme ultraviolet pulses," Opt. Lett. 26, 1463-1465 (2001)

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