Double-blind holography of attosecond pulses

O. Pedatzur, A. Trabattoni, B. Leshem, H. Shalmoni, M. C. Castrovilli, M. Galli, M. Lucchini, E. Månsson, F. Frassetto, L. Poletto, B. Nadler, O. Raz, M. Nisoli, F. Calegari, Dan Oron, N. Dudovich

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A key challenge in attosecond science is the temporal characterization of attosecond pulses that are essential for understanding the evolution of electronic wavefunctions in atoms, molecules and solids1–7. Current characterization methods, based on nonlinear light–matter interactions, are limited in terms of stability and waveform complexity. Here, we experimentally demonstrate a conceptually new linear and all-optical pulse characterization method, inspired by double-blind holography. Holography is realized by measuring the extreme ultraviolet (XUV) spectra of two unknown attosecond signals and their interference. Assuming a finite pulse duration constraint, we reconstruct the missing spectral phases and characterize the unknown signals in both isolated pulse and double pulse scenarios. This method can be implemented in a wide range of experimental realizations, enabling the study of complex electron dynamics via a single-shot and linear measurement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-95
Number of pages5
JournalNature Photonics
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2019

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Laser pulses
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Wave functions
ultraviolet spectra
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Atoms
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pulse duration
Molecules
Electrons
interference
electronics
atoms
molecules
electrons
interactions

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  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Pedatzur, O., Trabattoni, A., Leshem, B., Shalmoni, H., Castrovilli, M. C., Galli, M., ... Dudovich, N. (2019). Double-blind holography of attosecond pulses. Nature Photonics, 13(2), 91-95. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41566-018-0308-z

Double-blind holography of attosecond pulses. / Pedatzur, O.; Trabattoni, A.; Leshem, B.; Shalmoni, H.; Castrovilli, M. C.; Galli, M.; Lucchini, M.; Månsson, E.; Frassetto, F.; Poletto, L.; Nadler, B.; Raz, O.; Nisoli, M.; Calegari, F.; Oron, Dan; Dudovich, N.

In: Nature Photonics, Vol. 13, No. 2, 01.02.2019, p. 91-95.

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Pedatzur, O, Trabattoni, A, Leshem, B, Shalmoni, H, Castrovilli, MC, Galli, M, Lucchini, M, Månsson, E, Frassetto, F, Poletto, L, Nadler, B, Raz, O, Nisoli, M, Calegari, F, Oron, D & Dudovich, N 2019, 'Double-blind holography of attosecond pulses', Nature Photonics, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 91-95. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41566-018-0308-z
Pedatzur O, Trabattoni A, Leshem B, Shalmoni H, Castrovilli MC, Galli M et al. Double-blind holography of attosecond pulses. Nature Photonics. 2019 Feb 1;13(2):91-95. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41566-018-0308-z
Pedatzur, O. ; Trabattoni, A. ; Leshem, B. ; Shalmoni, H. ; Castrovilli, M. C. ; Galli, M. ; Lucchini, M. ; Månsson, E. ; Frassetto, F. ; Poletto, L. ; Nadler, B. ; Raz, O. ; Nisoli, M. ; Calegari, F. ; Oron, Dan ; Dudovich, N. / Double-blind holography of attosecond pulses. In: Nature Photonics. 2019 ; Vol. 13, No. 2. pp. 91-95.
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