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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2003
  • pp: 2393–2395

Ponderomotive shearing for spectral interferometry of extreme-ultraviolet pulses

Johan Mauritsson, Rodrigo López-Martens, Anne L’Huillier, and Kenneth J. Schafer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 23, pp. 2393-2395 (2003)

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We propose a novel method for completely characterizing ultrashort pulses at extreme-ultraviolet (XUV) wavelengths by adapting the technique of spectral phase interferometry for direct electric-field reconstruction to this spectral region. Two-electron wave packets are coherently produced by photoionizing atoms with two time-delayed replicas of the XUV pulse. For one of the XUV pulses, photoionization occurs in the presence of a strong infrared pulse that ponderomotively shifts the binding energy, thereby providing the spectral shear needed for reconstruction of the spectral phase of the XUV pulse.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

Johan Mauritsson, Rodrigo López-Martens, Anne L’Huillier, and Kenneth J. Schafer, "Ponderomotive shearing for spectral interferometry of extreme-ultraviolet pulses," Opt. Lett. 28, 2393-2395 (2003)

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