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Attosecond pulse generation at ELI-ALPS 100 kHz repetition rate beamline

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Original languageEnglish
Article number154004
JournalJournal of Physics B-Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics
Issue number15
Published14 Aug 2020

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We generate attosecond pulse train (APT) in argon driven by the high repetition rate (HR) laser of the extreme light infrastructure-attosecond light pulse source (ELI-ALPS), providing 100 kHz, 80 W, 1030 nm, 40 fs pulses from a fiber chirped-pulse amplification (fiber-CPA) laser system. Under the current operating conditions of the high harmonic generation beamline (HR-GHHG), we observed the average pulse duration to be 395 as measured using the technique of reconstruction of attosecond beating by interference of two-photon transitions. The beamline uses an annular-shape laser beam so that the main part of the driving laser co-propagating with the APT can be eliminated by reflection on a holey mirror. An additional 100 nm aluminum foil is used to filter out the remaining laser and the low order harmonics, allowing 2 pJ APT with a bandwidth from 25 eV to 50 eV to be transported to the target position where the APT interacts with matter. The implementation of the HR-GHHG beamline in ELI-ALPS delivering attosecond pulse trains at 100 kHz paves the way for time-resolved experiments in the infrastructure, especially those that involve rare events and coincidence analysis, both of which need high statistics.

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