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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 2 — Jan. 21, 2008
  • pp: 686–694

Theoretical investigation of single attosecond pulse generation in an orthogonally polarized two-color laser field

Yongli Yu, Xiaohong Song, Yuxi Fu, Ruxin Li, Ya Cheng, and Zhizhan Xu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 2, pp. 686-694 (2008)

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We theoretically demonstrate the generation of extreme ultraviolet supercontinua in an orthogonally polarized two-color few-cycle laser field. We show that the ionized electrons can be driven back to their parent ion after traveling along curved trajectories in a plane perpendicular to the beam propagation direction, giving rise to a train of attosecond pulses at different polarization angles. A single isolated attosecond pulse can be obtained by blocking the low-order high harmonics, which contribute to the formation of the satellite pulses.

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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:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: December 7, 2007
Revised Manuscript: December 20, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 3, 2008
Published: January 8, 2008

Yongli Yu, Xiaohong Song, Yuxi Fu, Ruxin Li, Ya Cheng, and Zhizhan Xu, "Theoretical investigation of single attosecond pulse generation in an orthogonally polarized two-color laser field," Opt. Express 16, 686-694 (2008)

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