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Anne L'Huillier

Anne l'Huillier

Professor

Anne L'Huillier

Amplitude and phase control of attosecond light pulses

Author

  • Rodrigo Lopez
  • Katalin Varju
  • Per Johnsson
  • J Mauritsson
  • Y Mairesse
  • P Salieres
  • M B Gaarde
  • K J Schafer
  • Anders Persson
  • Sune Svanberg
  • Claes-Göran Wahlström
  • Anne L'Huillier

Summary, in English

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.

Department/s

  • Atomic Physics

Publishing year

2005

Language

English

Publication/Series

Physical Review Letters

Volume

94

Issue

3

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

American Physical Society

Topic

  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1079-7114