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Sub-4-fs laser pulse characterization by spatially resolved spectral shearing interferometry and attosecond streaking

We demonstrate the generation of high-energy sub-2-cycle laser pulses generated through hollow core fibre pulse compression. We demonstrate their full characterization with two independent methods. For all-optical characterization in amplitude and spectral phase, we employ spatially encoded arrangement spectral phase interferometry for direct electric-field reconstruction using spectrally filtered ancilla beams to characterize the sub-4-fs pulses with spatial resolution. For field-sensitive pulse characterization, we generate isolated attosecond pulses around 93 eV. The attosecond pulse as well as the infrared few-cycle pulse is characterized in amplitude and phase using the frequency resolved optical gating for complete reconstruction of the attosecond bursts technique. We find good agreement between the two methods.

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