Vectorial phase retrieval for linear characterization of attosecond pulses

O. Raz, O. Schwartz, D. Austin, A. S. Wyatt, A. Schiavi, O. Smirnova, B. Nadler, I. A. Walmsley, Dan Oron, N. Dudovich

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Abstract

The waveforms of attosecond pulses produced by high-harmonic generation carry information on the electronic structure and dynamics in atomic and molecular systems. Current methods for the temporal characterization of such pulses have limited sensitivity and impose significant experimental complexity. We propose a new linear and all-optical method inspired by widely used multidimensional phase retrieval algorithms. Our new scheme is based on the spectral measurement of two attosecond sources and their interference. As an example, we focus on the case of spectral polarization measurements of attosecond pulses, relying on their most fundamental property-being well confined in time. We demonstrate this method numerically by reconstructing the temporal profiles of attosecond pulses generated from aligned CO2 molecules.

Original languageEnglish
Article number133902
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume107
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 19 2011

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Raz, O., Schwartz, O., Austin, D., Wyatt, A. S., Schiavi, A., Smirnova, O., ... Dudovich, N. (2011). Vectorial phase retrieval for linear characterization of attosecond pulses. Physical Review Letters, 107(13), [133902]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.133902

Vectorial phase retrieval for linear characterization of attosecond pulses. / Raz, O.; Schwartz, O.; Austin, D.; Wyatt, A. S.; Schiavi, A.; Smirnova, O.; Nadler, B.; Walmsley, I. A.; Oron, Dan; Dudovich, N.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 107, No. 13, 133902, 19.09.2011.

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Raz, O, Schwartz, O, Austin, D, Wyatt, AS, Schiavi, A, Smirnova, O, Nadler, B, Walmsley, IA, Oron, D & Dudovich, N 2011, 'Vectorial phase retrieval for linear characterization of attosecond pulses', Physical Review Letters, vol. 107, no. 13, 133902. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.133902
Raz O, Schwartz O, Austin D, Wyatt AS, Schiavi A, Smirnova O et al. Vectorial phase retrieval for linear characterization of attosecond pulses. Physical Review Letters. 2011 Sep 19;107(13). 133902. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.133902
Raz, O. ; Schwartz, O. ; Austin, D. ; Wyatt, A. S. ; Schiavi, A. ; Smirnova, O. ; Nadler, B. ; Walmsley, I. A. ; Oron, Dan ; Dudovich, N. / Vectorial phase retrieval for linear characterization of attosecond pulses. In: Physical Review Letters. 2011 ; Vol. 107, No. 13.
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