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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2007
  • pp: 286–288

Ultrafast extreme ultraviolet holography: dynamic monitoring of surface deformation

Ra’anan I. Tobey, Mark E. Siemens, Oren Cohen, Margaret M. Murnane, Henry C. Kapteyn, and Keith A. Nelson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 3, pp. 286-288 (2007)

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We demonstrate femtosecond time-resolved dynamic Gabor holography using highly coherent extreme ultraviolet light generated by high harmonic upconversion of a femtosecond laser. By reflecting this light from an impulsively heated surface, we implement a simple and robust single-reflection geometry for phase-sensitive holographic detection at extreme UV wavelengths. Using this setup, we study the ultrafast deformation and subsequent acoustic oscillations within a thin metal film. These measurements exhibit subpicometer spatial sensitivity in the vertical dimension.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4870) Nonlinear optics : Photothermal effects
(240.0310) Optics at surfaces : Thin films
(240.6490) Optics at surfaces : Spectroscopy, surface
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: August 29, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 13, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 24, 2006
Published: January 12, 2007

Ra'anan I. Tobey, Mark E. Siemens, Oren Cohen, Margaret M. Murnane, Henry C. Kapteyn, and Keith A. Nelson, "Ultrafast extreme ultraviolet holography: dynamic monitoring of surface deformation," Opt. Lett. 32, 286-288 (2007)

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