Ultrafast extreme ultraviolet holography: Dynamic monitoring of surface deformation

Ra'anan I. Tobey*, Mark E. Siemens, Oren Cohen, Margaret M. Murnane, Henry C. Kapteyn, Keith A. Nelson

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We demonstrate femtosecond time-resolved dynamic Gabor holography using highly coherent extreme ultraviolet light generated by high harmonic upconversion of a femtosecond laser. By reflecting this light from an impulsively heated surface, we implement a simple and robust single-reflection geometry for phase-sensitive holographic detection at extreme UV wavelengths. Using this setup, we study the ultrafast deformation and subsequent acoustic oscillations within a thin metal film. These measurements exhibit subpicometer spatial sensitivity in the vertical dimension.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)286-288
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2007
Externally publishedYes


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