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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2010
  • pp: 4163–4165

Characterization of a two-color pump–probe setup at FLASH using a velocity map imaging spectrometer

P. Johnsson, A. Rouzée, W. Siu, Y. Huismans, F. Lépine, T. Marchenko, S. Düsterer, F. Tavella, N. Stojanovic, H. Redlin, A. Azima, and M. J. J. Vrakking  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 24, pp. 4163-4165 (2010)

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We report on the implementation of a high-count-rate charged particle imaging detector for two-color pump–probe experiments at the free electron laser in Hamburg (FLASH). In doing so, we have developed a procedure for finding the spatial and temporal overlap between the extreme UV free electron laser (FEL) pulses and the IR pulses, which allows for complete alignment of the setup in situations where the region of overlap between the FEL and the IR is not easily accessible by means of imaging optics.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(000.2170) General : Equipment and techniques
(140.2600) Lasers and laser optics : Free-electron lasers (FELs)
(220.1140) Optical design and fabrication : Alignment
(300.6530) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, ultrafast
(140.3298) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam combining

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: September 10, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 30, 2010
Published: December 13, 2010

P. Johnsson, A. Rouzée, W. Siu, Y. Huismans, F. Lépine, T. Marchenko, S. Düsterer, F. Tavella, N. Stojanovic, H. Redlin, A. Azima, and M. J. J. Vrakking, "Characterization of a two-color pump–probe setup at FLASH using a velocity map imaging spectrometer," Opt. Lett. 35, 4163-4165 (2010)

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