Generation of attosecond pulses in molecular nitrogen

H. Wabnitz, Y. Mairesse, L. J. Frasinski, M. Stankiewicz, W. Boutu, P. Breger, P. Johnsson, H. Merdji, P. Monchicourt, P. Salières, K. Varjú, M. Vitteau, B. Carré

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Abstract

We have generated attosecond pulse trains in an ensemble of randomly aligned nitrogen molecules. Measurements of the high-order harmonic relative phases and amplitudes allow us to reconstruct the temporal profile of the attosecond pulses. We show that in the considered spectral range, the latter is very similar to the pulse train generated in argon under the same conditions. We discuss the possible influence of the molecular structure in the generation process, and how it can induce subtle differences on the relative phases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-311
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Physical Journal D
Volume40
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2006

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Keywords

  • 33.80.Wz Other multiphoton processes
  • 42.65.Ky Frequency conversion; harmonic generation, including higher-order harmonic generation
  • 42.65.Re Ultrafast processes; optical pulse generation and pulse compression

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Wabnitz, H., Mairesse, Y., Frasinski, L. J., Stankiewicz, M., Boutu, W., Breger, P., ... Carré, B. (2006). Generation of attosecond pulses in molecular nitrogen. European Physical Journal D, 40(2), 305-311. https://doi.org/10.1140/epjd/e2006-00148-5

Generation of attosecond pulses in molecular nitrogen. / Wabnitz, H.; Mairesse, Y.; Frasinski, L. J.; Stankiewicz, M.; Boutu, W.; Breger, P.; Johnsson, P.; Merdji, H.; Monchicourt, P.; Salières, P.; Varjú, K.; Vitteau, M.; Carré, B.

In: European Physical Journal D, Vol. 40, No. 2, 11.2006, p. 305-311.

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Wabnitz, H, Mairesse, Y, Frasinski, LJ, Stankiewicz, M, Boutu, W, Breger, P, Johnsson, P, Merdji, H, Monchicourt, P, Salières, P, Varjú, K, Vitteau, M & Carré, B 2006, 'Generation of attosecond pulses in molecular nitrogen', European Physical Journal D, vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 305-311. https://doi.org/10.1140/epjd/e2006-00148-5
Wabnitz H, Mairesse Y, Frasinski LJ, Stankiewicz M, Boutu W, Breger P et al. Generation of attosecond pulses in molecular nitrogen. European Physical Journal D. 2006 Nov;40(2):305-311. https://doi.org/10.1140/epjd/e2006-00148-5
Wabnitz, H. ; Mairesse, Y. ; Frasinski, L. J. ; Stankiewicz, M. ; Boutu, W. ; Breger, P. ; Johnsson, P. ; Merdji, H. ; Monchicourt, P. ; Salières, P. ; Varjú, K. ; Vitteau, M. ; Carré, B. / Generation of attosecond pulses in molecular nitrogen. In: European Physical Journal D. 2006 ; Vol. 40, No. 2. pp. 305-311.
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