Single-shot holography using high-order harmonics

J. Schwenke, A. Mai, M. Miranda, X. He, G. Genoud, A. Mikkelsen, S. G. Pettersson, A. Persson, A. L'Huillier

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This work demonstrates single-shot holography with ultrashort XUV pulses. The pulses are generated by high-harmonic generation in an Ar gas cell and focused to produce a strongly divergent reference beam suitable for in-line holography of micrometer size objects. The achieved intensity of the high-order harmonics in the XUV regime is sufficient for single-shot holography with good signal-to-noise ratio. A numerical algorithm is applied to reconstruct real images from the recorded holograms, which also includes an iterative process to reduce the twin-image blurring. Holograms and reconstructed images of microscope tips are presented and a description of the algorithm is given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2723-2730
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Modern Optics
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2008
MoE publication typeNot Eligible


  • High-harmonic generation
  • Holography
  • Time-resolved imaging


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