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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 9 — Apr. 28, 2008
  • pp: 6455–6460

Method to precisely measure the phase of few-cycle laser pulses

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

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 9, pp. 6455-6460 (2008)

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A new method of accurately measuring the carrier-envelope phase (CEP) of few-cycle pulses is presented. The high-energy photoelectron spectrum by a few-cycle pulse is dominated by photoelectrons bursting in very few short time intervals near the maximum of the pulse envelope. For high laser intensities, the positions of interference fringes in the high-energy cutoff region are very sensitive to the CEP, which can be used to measure and stabilize the CEP precisely. The measurement precision of the CEP strongly depends on the laser intensity for the fastest photoelectrons.

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OCIS Codes
(020.4180) Atomic and molecular physics : Multiphoton processes
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(270.6620) Quantum optics : Strong-field processes
(300.6350) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, ionization

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: March 6, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 14, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 14, 2008
Published: April 22, 2008

Qing Liao, Peixiang Lu, Pengfei Lan, Zhenyu Yang, and Yunhua Li, "Method to precisely measure the phase of few-cycle laser pulses," Opt. Express 16, 6455-6460 (2008)

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