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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 24 — Nov. 28, 2005
  • pp: 9897–9902

Single attosecond pulse generation using two-color polarized time-gating technique

Yiping Huo, Zhinan Zeng, Ruxin Li, and Zhizhan Xu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 24, pp. 9897-9902 (2005)

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It is proposed that single attosecond pulses be generated via high-order harmonic generation by using a two-color pump pulse with time dependent ellipticity. The two-color pump pulse is created by the fundamental field and its second harmonic: the fundamental field is left-circularly polarized and the second harmonic is right-circularly polarized. Numerical simulations show that single attosecond pulses can be produced in the cut-off region by using the synthesis of 20 fs left-hand and right-hand circularly polarized pulses with a pulse delay of 20 fs. The attosecond pulses produced this way are much stronger than that produced by a few-cycle linear polarized pulse of comparable intensity.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena

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Original Manuscript: October 18, 2005
Revised Manuscript: October 15, 2005
Published: November 28, 2005

Yiping Huo, Zhinan Zeng, Ruxin Li, and Zhizhan Xu, "Single attosecond pulse generation using two-color polarized time-gating technique," Opt. Express 13, 9897-9902 (2005)

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