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Proposed generation of subfemtosecond VUV pulses from high-order harmonics
Author(s): K. J. Schafer; Kenneth C. Kulander; Jeffrey A. Squier; Christopher P. P. Barty
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Paper Abstract

We propose a method for producing sub-femtosecond VUV pulses by compressing the high order harmonic radiation emitted from a nonlinear medium driven by an intense, ultrafast laser pulse. We present single atom calculations of the harmonic amplitudes and phases as well as simulations of a VUV compressor. Single harmonics from a 27 fs driving pulse can be compressed to less than 2 fs duration, and several adjacent harmonics with similar phase structure can be combined within the same compressor to produce an attosecond pulse.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 May 1996
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2701, Generation, Amplification, and Measurement of Ultrashort Laser Pulses III, (8 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239718
Show Author Affiliations
K. J. Schafer, Louisiana State Univ. (United States)
Kenneth C. Kulander, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Jeffrey A. Squier, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Christopher P. P. Barty, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2701:
Generation, Amplification, and Measurement of Ultrashort Laser Pulses III
William E. White; David H. Reitze, Editor(s)

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