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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2012
  • pp: 3573–3575

Waveform-controlled near-single-cycle milli-joule laser pulses generate sub-10 nm extreme ultraviolet continua

Wolfgang Schweinberger, Annkatrin Sommer, Elisabeth Bothschafter, Jiang Li, Ferenc Krausz, Reinhard Kienberger, and Martin Schultze  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 17, pp. 3573-3575 (2012)

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We demonstrate the generation of waveform-controlled laser pulses with 1 mJ pulse energy and a full-width-half-maximum duration of 4fs, therefore lasting less than two cycles of the electric field oscillating at their carrier frequency. The laser source is carrier-envelope-phase stabilized and used as the backbone of a kHz repetition rate source of high-harmonic continua with unprecedented flux at photon energies between 100 and 200 eV (corresponding to a wavelength range between 12–6 nm respectively). In combination we use these tools for the complete temporal characterization of the laser pulses via attosecond streaking spectroscopy.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Atomic and Molecular Physics

Original Manuscript: April 19, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 29, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 2, 2012
Published: August 23, 2012

Wolfgang Schweinberger, Annkatrin Sommer, Elisabeth Bothschafter, Jiang Li, Ferenc Krausz, Reinhard Kienberger, and Martin Schultze, "Waveform-controlled near-single-cycle milli-joule laser pulses generate sub-10 nm extreme ultraviolet continua," Opt. Lett. 37, 3573-3575 (2012)

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