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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 12 — Jun. 16, 2003
  • pp: 1418–1429

High-order above-threshold ionization with few-cycle pulse: a meter of the absolute phase

D. B. Milošević, G. G. Paulus, and W. Becker  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 12, pp. 1418-1429 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.11.001418


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Abstract

Angle-resolved energy spectra of high-order above-threshold ionization are calculated in the direction of the laser polarization for a linearly polarized four-cycle laser pulse (two cycles FWHM) as a function of the carrier-envelope relative phase (absolute phase). The spectra exhibit a characteristic left-right (backward-forward) asymmetry, which should allow one to determine the value of the absolute phase in a given experiment by comparison with the theoretical spectra. A classical analysis of the spectra calculated is presented. High-energy electron emission is found to occur in one or two ultrashort (?0.7 fs) bursts. In the latter case, the spectra display a peak structure whose analysis reveals a time-domain image of electron emission.

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OCIS Codes
(020.4180) Atomic and molecular physics : Multiphoton processes
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(270.4180) Quantum optics : Multiphoton processes
(270.6620) Quantum optics : Strong-field processes

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History
Original Manuscript: May 5, 2003
Revised Manuscript: June 6, 2003
Published: June 16, 2003

Citation
D. B. Milošević, G. G. Paulus, and W. Becker, "High-order above-threshold ionization with few-cycle pulse: a meter of the absolute phase," Opt. Express 11, 1418-1429 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-11-12-1418


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