Design of an extreme-ultraviolet monochromator free from temporal stretching

Johan Norin, K. Osvay, Francois Albert, Dominique Descamps, Jianjun Yang, Anne L'Huillier, Claes Göran Wahlström

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Abstract

High-order harmonic generation in gases by use of femtosecond lasers is a source of ultrashort pulses in the extreme-ultraviolet (XUV). For many applications it is necessary to select radiation of only one specific harmonic order without affecting the duration of the ultrashort pulse. A three-grating monochromator that meets this demand has been designed and modeled by ray tracing as well as by wave-optical simulations. The only remaining temporal stretching of an XUV pulse is due to distortion of the pulse front on the gratings and is predicted to be ∼1 fs. The design has been successfully tested in the near infrared. Finally, the monochromator is also capable of eliminating any existing linear chirp in the harmonic pulses, thus compressing them to shorter durations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1072-1081
Number of pages10
JournalApplied Optics
Volume43
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Feb 10 2004

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compressing
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Norin, J., Osvay, K., Albert, F., Descamps, D., Yang, J., L'Huillier, A., & Wahlström, C. G. (2004). Design of an extreme-ultraviolet monochromator free from temporal stretching. Applied Optics, 43(5), 1072-1081.

Design of an extreme-ultraviolet monochromator free from temporal stretching. / Norin, Johan; Osvay, K.; Albert, Francois; Descamps, Dominique; Yang, Jianjun; L'Huillier, Anne; Wahlström, Claes Göran.

In: Applied Optics, Vol. 43, No. 5, 10.02.2004, p. 1072-1081.

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Norin, J, Osvay, K, Albert, F, Descamps, D, Yang, J, L'Huillier, A & Wahlström, CG 2004, 'Design of an extreme-ultraviolet monochromator free from temporal stretching', Applied Optics, vol. 43, no. 5, pp. 1072-1081.
Norin J, Osvay K, Albert F, Descamps D, Yang J, L'Huillier A et al. Design of an extreme-ultraviolet monochromator free from temporal stretching. Applied Optics. 2004 Feb 10;43(5):1072-1081.
Norin, Johan ; Osvay, K. ; Albert, Francois ; Descamps, Dominique ; Yang, Jianjun ; L'Huillier, Anne ; Wahlström, Claes Göran. / Design of an extreme-ultraviolet monochromator free from temporal stretching. In: Applied Optics. 2004 ; Vol. 43, No. 5. pp. 1072-1081.
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