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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 14 — Jul. 2, 2012
  • pp: 15427–15439

Efficient generation of high beam-quality attosecond pulse with polarization-gating Bessel-Gauss beam from highly-ionized media

Yang Li, Qingbin Zhang, Weiyi Hong, Shaoyi Wang, Zhe Wang, and Peixiang Lu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 14, pp. 15427-15439 (2012)

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Single attosecond pulse generation with polarization gating Bessel-Gauss beam in relatively strongly-ionized media is investigated. The results show that Bessel-Gauss beam has the ability to suppress the spatial plasma dispersion effects caused by high density of free electrons, thus the laser field can maintain its spatial profile through highly-ionized medium. This indicates the use of Bessel-Gauss beam has advantages over Gaussian beam in high harmonic generation under high ionization conditions. In our scheme, significant improvement of spatiotemporal properties of harmonics is achieved and an isolated attosecond pulse with high beam quality is filtered out using polarization gating.

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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

Original Manuscript: April 30, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 14, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 15, 2012
Published: June 25, 2012

Yang Li, Qingbin Zhang, Weiyi Hong, Shaoyi Wang, Zhe Wang, and Peixiang Lu, "Efficient generation of high beam-quality attosecond pulse with polarization-gating Bessel-Gauss beam from highly-ionized media," Opt. Express 20, 15427-15439 (2012)

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