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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 7 — Mar. 30, 2009
  • pp: 5716–5722

Ionization effects on spectral signatures of quantum-path interference in high-harmonic generation

M. Holler, A. Zaïr, F. Schapper, T. Auguste, E. Cormier, A. Wyatt, A. Monmayrant, I. A. Walmsley, L. Gallmann, P. Salières, and U. Keller  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 7, pp. 5716-5722 (2009)

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The interference between the emission originating from the short and long electron quantum paths is intrinsic to the high harmonic generation process. We investigate the universal properties of these quantum-path interferences in various generation media and discuss how ionization effects influence the observed interference structures. Our comparison of quantum-path interferences observed in xenon, argon, and neon demonstrates that our experimental tools are generally applicable and should also allow investigating more complex systems such as molecules or clusters.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects
(270.6620) Quantum optics : Strong-field processes

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: February 20, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 20, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 20, 2009
Published: March 25, 2009

M. Holler, A. Zaïr, F. Schapper, T. Auguste, E. Cormier, A. Wyatt, A. Monmayrant, I. A. Walmsley, L. Gallmann, P. Salières, and U. Keller, "Ionization effects on spectral signatures of quantum-path interference in high-harmonic generation," Opt. Express 17, 5716-5722 (2009)

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