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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1353–1355

Broadband attosecond pulse shaping

E. Gustafsson, T. Ruchon, M. Swoboda, T. Remetter, E. Pourtal, R. López-Martens, Ph. Balcou, and A. L’Huillier  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 11, pp. 1353-1355 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.001353


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Abstract

We use semiconductor (Si) and metallic (Al, Zr) transmission filters to shape, in amplitude and phase, high-order harmonics generated from the interaction of an intense titanium sapphire laser field with a pulsed neon gas target. Depending on the properties of the filter, the emitted attosecond pulses can be optimized in bandwidth and/or pulse length. We demonstrate the generation of attosecond pulses centered at energies from 50 to 80 eV , with bandwidths as large as 45 eV and with pulse durations compressed to 130 as .

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 7, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 7, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 8, 2007
Published: April 20, 2007

Citation
E. Gustafsson, T. Ruchon, M. Swoboda, T. Remetter, E. Pourtal, R. López-Martens, Ph. Balcou, and A. L'Huillier, "Broadband attosecond pulse shaping," Opt. Lett. 32, 1353-1355 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-11-1353


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