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Ultrafast science and development at the Artemis facility
Author(s): I. C. Edmond Turcu; Emma Springate; Chris A. Froud; Cephise M. Cacho; John L. Collier; William A. Bryan; G. R. A. Jamie Nemeth; Jon P. Marangos; John W. G. Tisch; Ricardo Torres; Thomas Siegel; Leonardo Brugnera; Jonathan G. Underwood; Immacolata Procino; W. Roy Newell; Carlo Altucci; Raffaele Velotta; Raymond B. King; John D. Alexander; Chris R. Calvert; Orla Kelly; Jason B. Greenwood; Ian D. Williams; Andrea Cavalleri; Jesse C. Petersen; Nicky Dean; Sarnjeet S. Dhesi; Luca Poletto; Paolo Villoresi; Fabio Frassetto; Stefano Bonora; Mark D. Roper
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Paper Abstract

The Artemis facility for ultrafast XUV science is constructed around a high average power carrier-envelope phasestabilised system, which is used to generate tuneable pulses across a wavelength range spanning the UV to the far infrared, few-cycle pulses at 800nm and short pulses of XUV radiation produced through high harmonic generation. The XUV pulses can be delivered to interaction stations for materials science and atomic and molecular physics and chemistry through two vacuum beamlines for broadband XUV or narrow-band tuneable XUV pulses. The novel XUV monochromator provides bandwidth selection and tunability while preserving the pulse duration to within 10 fs. Measurements of the XUV pulse duration using an XUV-pump IR-probe technique demonstrate that the XUV pulselength is below 30 fs for a 28 fs drive laser pulse. The materials science station, which contains a hemispherical electron analyser and five-axis manipulator cooled to 14K, is optimised for photoemission experiments with the XUV. The end-station for atomic and molecular physics and chemistry includes a velocity-map imaging detector and molecular beam source for gas-phase experiments. The facility is now fully operational and open to UK and European users for twenty weeks per year. Some of the key new scientific results obtained on the facility include: the extension of HHG imaging spectroscopy to the mid-infrared; a technique for enhancing the conversion efficiency of the XUV by combining two laser fields with non-harmonically related wavelengths; and observation of D3+ photodissociation in intense laser fields.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 2010
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 7469, ROMOPTO 2009: Ninth Conference on Optics: Micro- to Nanophotonics II, 746902 (17 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.867540
Show Author Affiliations
I. C. Edmond Turcu, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Emma Springate, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Chris A. Froud, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Cephise M. Cacho, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
John L. Collier, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Swansea Univ. (United Kingdom)
William A. Bryan, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Swansea Univ. (United Kingdom)
G. R. A. Jamie Nemeth, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Swansea Univ. (United Kingdom)
Jon P. Marangos, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
John W. G. Tisch, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
Ricardo Torres, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
Thomas Siegel, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
Leonardo Brugnera, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
Jonathan G. Underwood, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
Immacolata Procino, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
W. Roy Newell, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
Carlo Altucci, Univ. degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (Italy)
Raffaele Velotta, Univ. degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (Italy)
Raymond B. King, Queen's Univ. Belfast (United Kingdom)
John D. Alexander, Queen's Univ. Belfast (United Kingdom)
Chris R. Calvert, Queen's Univ. Belfast (United Kingdom)
Orla Kelly, Queen's Univ. Belfast (United Kingdom)
Jason B. Greenwood, Queen's Univ. Belfast (United Kingdom)
Ian D. Williams, Queen's Univ. Belfast (United Kingdom)
Andrea Cavalleri, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Univ. Hamburg (Germany)
Jesse C. Petersen, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Univ. Hamburg (Germany)
Nicky Dean, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Sarnjeet S. Dhesi, Diamond Light Source Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Luca Poletto, LUXOR, CNR-INFM (Italy)
Paolo Villoresi, LUXOR, CNR-INFM (Italy)
Univ. degli Studi di Padova (Italy)
Fabio Frassetto, LUXOR, CNR-INFM (Italy)
Stefano Bonora, LUXOR, CNR-INFM (Italy)
Mark D. Roper, Daresbury Lab. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7469:
ROMOPTO 2009: Ninth Conference on Optics: Micro- to Nanophotonics II
Valentin I. Vlad, Editor(s)

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