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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2009
  • pp: 2390–2392

Direct measurement of an electric field in femtosecond Bessel–Gaussian beams

Steve Gilbertson, Ximao Feng, Sabih Khan, Michael Chini, He Wang, Hiroki Mashiko, and Zenghu Chang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 16, pp. 2390-2392 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.002390


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Abstract

We demonstrated the mapping of the spatial oscillation of electric fields in the transverse plane of a femtosecond Bessel–Gaussian laser beam from the first principle of classical electrodynamics. An attosecond burst of electrons for probing the electric force was placed in the Bessel beam through photoemission with single isolated 276   as extreme ultraviolet pulses. The direction reversal of the electric field in adjacent Bessel rings was directly confirmed by observing the momentum shift of the probe electrons.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements
(020.2649) Atomic and molecular physics : Strong field laser physics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 6, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 23, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 30, 2009
Published: August 4, 2009

Citation
Steve Gilbertson, Ximao Feng, Sabih Khan, Michael Chini, He Wang, Hiroki Mashiko, and Zenghu Chang, "Direct measurement of an electric field in femtosecond Bessel-Gaussian beams," Opt. Lett. 34, 2390-2392 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-16-2390

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