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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 7 — Mar. 30, 2009
  • pp: 5139–5146

Few-cycle attosecond pulses with stabilized-carrier-envelope phase in the presence of a strong terahertz field

Weiyi Hong, Peixiang Lu, Pengfei Lan, Qingbin Zhang, and Xinbing Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 7, pp. 5139-5146 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.005139


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Abstract

High-order harmonic generation in the presence of a strong terahertz field is investigated, and phase stabilization of the few-cycle laser pulses is extended to the extremely ultraviolet region. It is found that the strong terahertz field significantly breaks the symmetry between the consecutive half-cycle and greatly extends the harmonic cutoff, producing both odd and even harmonics which are covered with an extremely broad bandwidth and well locked in phase. These results can support the generation of few-cycle attosecond pulse trains with stabilized carrier-envelope phase from pulse to pulse, and also enables the generation of phase-stabilized pulse train with tunable wavelength.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(300.6560) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, x-ray

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 18, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 9, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 11, 2009
Published: March 17, 2009

Citation
Weiyi Hong, Peixiang Lu, Pengfei Lan, Qingbin Zhang, and Xinbing Wang, "Few-cycle attosecond pulses with stabilized-carrier-envelope phase in the presence of a strong terahertz field," Opt. Express 17, 5139-5146 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-7-5139


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