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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 5 — Feb. 28, 2011
  • pp: 4411–4420

Attochirp-free high-order harmonic generation

Markus C. Kohler, Christoph H. Keitel, and Karen Z. Hatsagortsyan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 5, pp. 4411-4420 (2011)

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A method is proposed for arbitrarily engineering the high-order harmonic generation phase achieved by shaping a laser pulse and employing xuv light or x rays for ionization. This renders the production of bandwidth-limited attosecond pulses possible while avoiding the use of filters for chirp compensation. By adding the first 8 Fourier components to a sinusoidal field of 1016 W/cm2, the bandwidth-limited emission of 8 as is shown to be possible from a Li2+ gas. The scheme is extendable to the zs-scale.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(020.2649) Atomic and molecular physics : Strong field laser physics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: January 20, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 14, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 14, 2011
Published: February 22, 2011

Markus C. Kohler, Christoph H. Keitel, and Karen Z. Hatsagortsyan, "Attochirp-free high-order harmonic generation," Opt. Express 19, 4411-4420 (2011)

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