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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 25 — Dec. 5, 2011
  • pp: 25125–25133

Macroscopic control of quantum paths in high order harmonics by a weak second harmonic field

Shaoyi Wang, Qingbin Zhang, Weiyi Hong, Xiaosong Zhu, and Peixiang Lu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 25, pp. 25125-25133 (2011)

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The phase matching of quantum paths in high-order harmonic generation is investigated in a two-color laser field. Our results show that the phase-matching properties of the short and long trajectories can be modulated effectively by adding a weak second harmonic field. This scheme can not only achieve the quantum path selection, but more importantly it can achieve on-axis phase matching for both of the two trajectories simultaneously. A bright interference pattern induced by the simultaneously phase-matched two trajectories can be observed by placing a near-field on-axis filter, which has great potential for experimentally characterizing the full single-atom dipole moment.

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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: September 26, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 11, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 12, 2011
Published: November 23, 2011

Shaoyi Wang, Qingbin Zhang, Weiyi Hong, Xiaosong Zhu, and Peixiang Lu, "Macroscopic control of quantum paths in high order harmonics by a weak second harmonic field," Opt. Express 19, 25125-25133 (2011)

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