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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2009
  • pp: 1819–1821

Measurement and optimization of isolated attosecond pulse contrast

Thomas Pfeifer, Mark J. Abel, Phillip M. Nagel, Willem Boutu, M. Justine Bell, Yanwei Liu, Daniel M. Neumark, and Stephen R. Leone  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 12, pp. 1819-1821 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.001819


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Abstract

An experimental method is presented to experimentally measure and control the carrier-envelope-phase (CEP)-dependent pulse-energy contrast of isolated attosecond pulses. By scanning the CEP and measuring the photoelectron spectrum produced by the combined action of the attosecond pulses and the high-harmonic driving laser pulses at zero relative time delay, one can extract the pulse-energy ratio between the main attosecond pulse and its neighboring satellite pulses arriving in preceding or subsequent half-cycles of the driver pulse. Moreover, this method allows fast and efficient in situ retrieval of the optimal CEP for high-contrast isolated attosecond pulse generation.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(300.6560) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, x-ray

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 27, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 6, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 6, 2009
Published: June 9, 2009

Citation
Thomas Pfeifer, Mark J. Abel, Phillip M. Nagel, Willem Boutu, M. Justine Bell, Yanwei Liu, Daniel M. Neumark, and Stephen R. Leone, "Measurement and optimization of isolated attosecond pulse contrast," Opt. Lett. 34, 1819-1821 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-12-1819


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