Applied Physics B

, Volume 103, Issue 2, pp 303–309 | Cite as

The direct evaluation of attosecond chirp from a streaking measurement

  • J. GagnonEmail author
  • V. S. Yakovlev


We derive an analytical expression that relates the breadth of a streaked photoelectron spectrum to the group-delay dispersion of an isolated attosecond pulse. Based on this analytical expression, we introduce a simple, efficient and robust procedure to instantly extract the attosecond pulse’s chirp from the streaking measurement. We show that our method is robust against experimental artifacts.


Electron Trajectory Attosecond Pulse Electron Wave Packet Delay Step Isolate Attosecond Pulse 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für QuantenoptikGarchingGermany
  2. 2.Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität MünchenGarchingGermany

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