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Title: XUV-driven plasma switch for THz: new spatio-temporal overlap tool for XUV–THz pump–probe experiments at FELs

Abstract

A simple and robust tool for spatio-temporal overlap of THz and XUV pulses in in-vacuum pump–probe experiments is presented. The technique exploits ultrafast changes of the optical properties in semiconductors (i.e.silicon) driven by ultrashort XUV pulses that are probed by THz pulses. This work demonstrates that this tool can be used for a large range of XUV fluences that are significantly lower than when probing by visible and near-infrared pulses. This tool is mainly targeted at emerging X-ray free-electron laser facilities, but can be utilized also at table-top high-harmonics sources.

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Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1605030
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-76SF00515; 05K12CH4; 53793513; 572119839
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Synchrotron Radiation (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of Synchrotron Radiation (Online); Journal Volume: 27; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1600-5775
Publisher:
International Union of Crystallography
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Zapolnova, E., Pan, R., Golz, T., Sindik, M., Nikolic, M., Temme, M., Rabasovic, M., Grujic, D., Chen, Z., Toleikis, S., and Stojanovic, N. XUV-driven plasma switch for THz: new spatio-temporal overlap tool for XUV–THz pump–probe experiments at FELs. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.1107/s1600577519014164.
Zapolnova, E., Pan, R., Golz, T., Sindik, M., Nikolic, M., Temme, M., Rabasovic, M., Grujic, D., Chen, Z., Toleikis, S., & Stojanovic, N. XUV-driven plasma switch for THz: new spatio-temporal overlap tool for XUV–THz pump–probe experiments at FELs. United States. doi:10.1107/s1600577519014164.
Zapolnova, E., Pan, R., Golz, T., Sindik, M., Nikolic, M., Temme, M., Rabasovic, M., Grujic, D., Chen, Z., Toleikis, S., and Stojanovic, N. Wed . "XUV-driven plasma switch for THz: new spatio-temporal overlap tool for XUV–THz pump–probe experiments at FELs". United States. doi:10.1107/s1600577519014164. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1605030.
@article{osti_1605030,
title = {XUV-driven plasma switch for THz: new spatio-temporal overlap tool for XUV–THz pump–probe experiments at FELs},
author = {Zapolnova, E. and Pan, R. and Golz, T. and Sindik, M. and Nikolic, M. and Temme, M. and Rabasovic, M. and Grujic, D. and Chen, Z. and Toleikis, S. and Stojanovic, N.},
abstractNote = {A simple and robust tool for spatio-temporal overlap of THz and XUV pulses in in-vacuum pump–probe experiments is presented. The technique exploits ultrafast changes of the optical properties in semiconductors (i.e.silicon) driven by ultrashort XUV pulses that are probed by THz pulses. This work demonstrates that this tool can be used for a large range of XUV fluences that are significantly lower than when probing by visible and near-infrared pulses. This tool is mainly targeted at emerging X-ray free-electron laser facilities, but can be utilized also at table-top high-harmonics sources.},
doi = {10.1107/s1600577519014164},
journal = {Journal of Synchrotron Radiation (Online)},
number = 1,
volume = 27,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {1}
}

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