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Applied Physics A

, Volume 79, Issue 7, pp 1673–1677 | Cite as

Extending optical fs metrology to XUV attosecond pulses

  • P. Tzallas
  • K. Witte
  • G.D. Tsakiris
  • N.A. Papadogiannis
  • D. CharalambidisEmail author
Article

Abstract

We report on the progress towards a 2nd-order autocorrelation measurement of a coherent superposition of the 7th to the 15th harmonic of the fundamental frequency of the Ti : Sapphire laser. The two-photon ionization of He atoms was investigated and found to be an appropriate non-linear detector. In addition, the technique of volume autocorrelation based on a split mirror wavefront divider was analysed and shown to exhibit adequate degree of modulation. Moreover, the approach presented opens up the path to XUV-pump XUV-probe type of temporal studies of ultrafast processes with a sub-fs temporal resolution.

Keywords

Autocorrelation Sapphire Temporal Resolution Fundamental Frequency Sapphire Laser 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Tzallas
    • 1
  • K. Witte
    • 1
  • G.D. Tsakiris
    • 1
  • N.A. Papadogiannis
    • 2
  • D. Charalambidis
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für QuantenoptikGarchingGermany
  2. 2.Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas, Institute of Electronic Structure & LaserGreece and Univ. of Crete Heraklion (Crete)HeraklionGreece

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