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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 8 — Apr. 14, 2008
  • pp: 5868–5873

Carrier-envelope phase measurement from half-cycle high harmonics

Pengfei Lan, Peixiang Lu, Fang Li, Yuhua Li, and Zhenyu Yang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 8, pp. 5868-5873 (2008)

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We present an efficient method to observe the high harmonics generated in individual half-cycle of the driving laser pulse by mixing a weak ultraviolet pulse, and then the cutoff of each half-cycle harmonic is imaged. The simulation shows that the information of the driving laser pulse, including the laser intensity, pulse duration and carrier-envelope phase, can be in situ retrieved from the harmonic spectrogram. In addition, our results show that this method also distinguishes the half-cycle high harmonics for a pulse longer than 10 fs, suggesting a potential to extend the CEP measurement to the multi-cycle regime.

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OCIS Codes
(020.4180) Atomic and molecular physics : Multiphoton processes
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: January 25, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 29, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 31, 2008
Published: April 11, 2008

Pengfei Lan, Peixiang Lu, Fang Li, Yuhua Li, and Zhenyu Yang, "Carrier-envelope phase measurement from half-cycle high harmonics," Opt. Express 16, 5868-5873 (2008)

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