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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 24 — Nov. 23, 2009
  • pp: 21754–21761

Dependence of dynamic Lorentz frequency shift on carrier-envelope phase and including local field effects

Chaojin Zhang, Weifeng Yang, Xiaohong Song, and Zhizhan Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 24, pp. 21754-21761 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.021754


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Abstract

We investigate the local field effects in a ZnO dense medium. Our results show due to the local-field effects, the Lorentz shifts can be found in the reflected spectra driven by the few-cycle laser pulse. Moreover, the dynamic Lorentz shifts depend sensitively on the carrier-envelope phase (CEP) of the few-cycle laser pulse, which provides a useful means to obtain the CEP information by the frequency shifts.

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OCIS Codes
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.7150) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast spectroscopy

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 21, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 30, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 2, 2009
Published: November 12, 2009

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Chaojin Zhang, Weifeng Yang, Xiaohong Song, and Zhizhan Xu, "Dependence of dynamic Lorentz frequency shift on carrier-envelope phase and including local field effects," Opt. Express 17, 21754-21761 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-24-21754


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