An ellipticity varying pulse was made with the linear portion less than half optical cycle. Supercontinuum XUV and single attosecond pulse have been obtained by using this pulse to drive high-order harmonic generation.
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(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
B. Shan, S. Ghimire, C. Wang, and Z. Chang, "Generation of XUV supercontinuum and single attosecond pulses by half-cycle polarization gating," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper JMA5.
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