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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 21 — Oct. 10, 2011
  • pp: 20610–20615

Two-color field for the generation of an isolated attosecond pulse in water-window region

Wenxiang Chen, Guanglong Chen, and Dong Eon Kim  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 21, pp. 20610-20615 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.020610


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Abstract

For the investigation of various ultrafast electron dynamics, an isolated attosecond pulse in a broad spectral range is necessary. The generation of isolated attosecond pulses demands the manipulation of the electric field of a laser. We propose a two-color field scheme for generating an isolated attosecond pulse in the water-window region. Two-color fields are generated by mixing two equally-strong pulsed color fields. The investigation shows that an isolated attosecond pulse with a photon energy of near 500 eV and a pulse duration of 125 – 188 attoseconds can be generated using 10 - 15 fs FWHM laser fields.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 11, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 9, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 19, 2011
Published: October 3, 2011

Citation
Wenxiang Chen, Guanglong Chen, and Dong Eon Kim, "Two-color field for the generation of an isolated attosecond pulse in water-window region," Opt. Express 19, 20610-20615 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-21-20610


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