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Anne L'Huillier

Anne l'Huillier

Professor

Anne L'Huillier

Space–time control of free induction decay in the extreme ultraviolet

Author

  • S. Bengtsson
  • Esben Witting Larsen
  • D. Kroon
  • S. Camp
  • M. Miranda
  • C. L. Arnold
  • A. L'Huillier
  • K. J. Schafer
  • M. B. Gaarde
  • L. Rippe
  • J. Mauritsson

Summary, in English

Ultrafast extreme-ultraviolet (XUV) and X-ray sources are revolutionizing our ability to follow femtosecond processes with ångström-scale resolution. The next frontier is to simultaneously control the direction, duration and timing of such radiation. Here, we demonstrate a fully functional opto-optical modulator for XUV light, similar to modulators available at infrared (IR) and visible wavelengths. It works by using an IR pulse to control the spatial and spectral phase of the free induction decay that results from using attosecond pulses to excite a gas. The modulator allows us to send the XUV light in a direction of our choosing at a time of our choosing. The inherent synchronization of the XUV emission to the control pulse will allow laser-pump/X-ray probe experiments with sub-femtosecond time resolution.

Department/s

  • Atomic Physics
  • MAX IV Laboratory
  • Photonics (M.Sc.)

Publishing year

2017-03-20

Language

English

Pages

252-258

Publication/Series

Nature Photonics

Volume

11

Issue

4

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Nature Publishing Group

Topic

  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1749-4885