Amplitude and phase control of attosecond light pulses

Rodrigo López-Martens, K. Varjú, Per Johnsson, Johan Mauritsson, Yann Mairesse, Pascal Salières, Mette B. Gaarde, Kenneth J. Schafer, Anders Persson, Sune Svanberg, Claes Göran Wahlström, Anne L'Huillier

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Abstract

We report the generation, compression, and delivery on target of ultrashort extreme-ultraviolet light pulses using external amplitude and phase control. Broadband harmonic radiation is first generated by focusing an infrared laser with a carefully chosen intensity into a gas cell containing argon atoms. The emitted light then goes through a hard aperture and a thin aluminum filter that selects a 30-eV bandwidth around a 30-eV photon energy and synchronizes all of the components, thereby enabling the formation of a train of almost Fourier-transform-limited single-cycle 170 attosecond pulses. Our experiment demonstrates a practical method for synthesizing and controlling attosecond waveforms.

Original languageEnglish
Article number033001
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume94
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 28 2005

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López-Martens, R., Varjú, K., Johnsson, P., Mauritsson, J., Mairesse, Y., Salières, P., ... L'Huillier, A. (2005). Amplitude and phase control of attosecond light pulses. Physical Review Letters, 94(3), [033001]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.94.033001

Amplitude and phase control of attosecond light pulses. / López-Martens, Rodrigo; Varjú, K.; Johnsson, Per; Mauritsson, Johan; Mairesse, Yann; Salières, Pascal; Gaarde, Mette B.; Schafer, Kenneth J.; Persson, Anders; Svanberg, Sune; Wahlström, Claes Göran; L'Huillier, Anne.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 94, No. 3, 033001, 28.01.2005.

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López-Martens, R, Varjú, K, Johnsson, P, Mauritsson, J, Mairesse, Y, Salières, P, Gaarde, MB, Schafer, KJ, Persson, A, Svanberg, S, Wahlström, CG & L'Huillier, A 2005, 'Amplitude and phase control of attosecond light pulses', Physical Review Letters, vol. 94, no. 3, 033001. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.94.033001
López-Martens R, Varjú K, Johnsson P, Mauritsson J, Mairesse Y, Salières P et al. Amplitude and phase control of attosecond light pulses. Physical Review Letters. 2005 Jan 28;94(3). 033001. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.94.033001
López-Martens, Rodrigo ; Varjú, K. ; Johnsson, Per ; Mauritsson, Johan ; Mairesse, Yann ; Salières, Pascal ; Gaarde, Mette B. ; Schafer, Kenneth J. ; Persson, Anders ; Svanberg, Sune ; Wahlström, Claes Göran ; L'Huillier, Anne. / Amplitude and phase control of attosecond light pulses. In: Physical Review Letters. 2005 ; Vol. 94, No. 3.
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