OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

| OPTICAL PHYSICS

  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1922–1926

Single attosecond pulse generation in He + by controlling the instant ionization rate using attosecond pulse trains combined with an intense laser pulse

Xinkui He, T. Q. Jia, Jun Zhang, M. Suzuki, M. Baba, T. Ozaki, Ruxin Li, Zhizhan Xu, and Hiroto Kuroda  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 8, pp. 1922-1926 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.24.001922


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (335 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

High-order harmonics and single attosecond pulse generation by using an infrared laser pulse combined with attosecond pulse trains (APT) interacting with He + have been investigated. We show that the ionization for different instant time intervals can be controlled by altering the time delay between the APT and the infrared pulse. Consequently, APT can be used as a tool to control the efficiency of high-order harmonics emitted at different times. By choosing appropriate APT and time delay, the driving pulse width for single attosecond pulse generation can be extended up to six optical cycles.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(020.4180) Atomic and molecular physics : Multiphoton processes
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 29, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 23, 2007
Published: July 19, 2007

Citation
Xinkui He, T. Q. Jia, Jun Zhang, M. Suzuki, M. Baba, T. Ozaki, Ruxin Li, Zhizhan Xu, and Hiroto Kuroda, "Single attosecond pulse generation in He+ by controlling the instant ionization rate using attosecond pulse trains combined with an intense laser pulse," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 1922-1926 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-24-8-1922


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, Ch. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, N. Milosevic, T. Brabec, P. Corkum, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, "Attosecond metrology," Nature 414, 509-513 (2001). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. I. P. Christov, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, "High-harmonic generation of attosecond pulses in the "single-cycle" regime," Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 1251-1254 (1997). [CrossRef]
  3. A. Bohan, P. Antoine, D. B. Milosevic, and B. Piraux, "Phase-dependent harmonic emission with ultrashort laser pulses," Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 1837-1840 (1998). [CrossRef]
  4. P. M. Paul, E. S. Toma, P. Breger, G. Mullot, F. Auge, Ph. Balcou, H. G. Muller, and P. Agostini, "Observation of a train of attosecond pulses from high harmonic generation," Science 292, 1689-1692 (2001). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. P. B. Corkum, "Plasma perspective on strong-field multiphoton ionization," Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 1994-1997 (1993). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. T. Pfeifer, L. Gallmann, M. J. Abel, P. M. Nagel, D. M. Neumark, and S. R. Leone, "Heterodyne mixing of laser fields for temporal gating of high-order harmonic generation," Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 163901 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. Z. Zeng, R. Li, X. Xie, and Z. Xu, "High-intensity attosecond high-order harmonic generation driven by a synthesized laser field," Phys. Rev. A 70, 053809 (2004). [CrossRef]
  8. T. Pfeifer, L. Gallmann, M. J. Abel, D. M. Neumark, and S. R. Leone, "Single attosecond pulse generation in the multicycle-driver regime by adding a weak second-harmonic field," Opt. Lett. 31, 975-977 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  9. K. J. Schafer, M. B. Gaarde, A. Heinrich, J. Biegert, and U. Keller, "Strong field quantum path control using attosecond pulse trains," Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 023003 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. A. Sanpera, J. B. Watson, M. Lewenstein, and K. Burnett, "Harmonic-generation control," Phys. Rev. A 54, 4320-4326 (1996). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  11. J. B. Watson, A. Sanpera, X. Chen, and K. Burnett, "Harmonic generation from a coherent superposition of states," Phys. Rev. A 53, R1962-R1965 (1996). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  12. B. Wang, T. Cheng, X. Li, P. Fu, S. Chen, and J. Liu, "Pulse-duration dependence of high-order harmonic generation with coherent superposition state," Phys. Rev. A 72, 063412 (2005). [CrossRef]
  13. K. L. Ishikawa, "Efficient photoemission and ionization of He+ by a combined fundamental laser and high-order harmonic pulse," Phys. Rev. A 70, 013412 (2004). [CrossRef]
  14. K. L. Ishikawa, "Photoemission and ionization of He+ under simultaneous irradiation of fundamental laser and high-order harmonic pulses," Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 043002 (2003). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  15. J. Biegert, A. Heinrich, C. P. Hauri, W. Cornelis, P. Schlup, M. P. Anscombe, M. B. Gaarde, K. J. Schafer, and U. Keller, "Control of high-order harmonic emission using attosecond pulse trains," J. Mod. Opt. 53, 87-96 (2006). [CrossRef]
  16. V. S. Yakovlev and A. Scrinzi, "High harmonic imaging of few-cycle laser pulses," Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 153901 (2003). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  17. P. Antoine, B. Piraux, and A. Maquet, "Time profile of harmonics generated by a single atom in a strong electromagnetic field," Phys. Rev. A 51, R1750-R1753 (1995). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  18. K. J. Schafer and K. C. Kulander, "High harmonic generation from ultrafast pump lasers," Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 638-641 (1997). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
 
Fig. 4
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited