Attosecond dispersion control by extreme ultraviolet multilayer mirrors

Michael Hofstetter, Martin Schultze, Markus Fiess, Benjamin Dennhardt, Alexander Guggenmos, Justin Gagnon, Vladislav S. Yakovlev, Eleftherios Goulielmakis, Reinhard Kienberger, Eric M. Gullikson, Ferenc Krausz, Ulf Kleineberg

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We report the first experimental demonstration of a-periodic multilayer mirrors controlling the frequency sweep (chirp) of isolated attosecond XUV pulses. The concept was proven with about 200-attosecond pulses in the photon energy range of 100-130 eV measured via photoelectron streaking in neon. The demonstrated attosecond dispersion control is engineerable in a wide range of XUV photon energies and bandwidths. The resultant tailor-made attosecond pulses with highly enhanced photon flux are expected to significantly advance attosecond metrology and spectroscopy and broaden their range of applications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1767-1776
JournalOptics Express
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2011
Externally publishedYes

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