Observation and analysis of an interferometric autocorrelation trace of an attosecond pulse train

Toshihiko Shimizu, Tomoya Okino, Kentaro Furusawa, Hirokazu Hasegawa, Yasuo Nabekawa, Kaoru Yamanouchi, Katsumi Midorikawa

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Abstract

We report the direct observation of phase locking between adjacent pulses in an attosecond pulse train (APT) via interferometric autocorrelation (IAC). In this measurement, the Coulomb explosion of N2 caused by two-photon absorption is utilized as correlated signals between two replicas of the APT that are the outcome of the spatial division of the APT in the interferometer. The analysis of IAC by the spatial division of the APT is consistent with the experimental trace of the IAC, and yields the duration of the pulse in the APT of 320 attoseconds, which corresponds to a 1.3 cycle period of the carrier frequency of the harmonic field.

Original languageEnglish
Article number033817
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume75
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Mar 28

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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