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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 20 — Oct. 7, 2013
  • pp: 24120–24128

Observation of CEP effect via filamentation in transparent solids

Cheng Gong, Jiaming Jiang, Chuang Li, Liwei Song, Zhinan Zeng, Yinghui Zheng, Jing Miao, Xiaochun Ge, Yunpei Deng, Ruxin Li, and Zhizhan Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 20, pp. 24120-24128 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.024120


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Abstract

We report on the first direct observation of carrier-envelope-phase (CEP) effect during the interaction between few-cycle laser pulses and bulk solid materials. Using 2-cycle mid-infrared laser pulses with stabilized CEP, the CEP effect of tunneling ionization during the laser filamentation in a fused silica is revealed. The phase variation of the accompanying supercontinuum (SC) emission with filamentation at different CEPs of laser pulses can be measured by means of spectral interference technique, as a direct manifestation of the strong field tunneling ionization dynamics in transparent solids.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(190.4720) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities of condensed matter
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 1, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 20, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 24, 2013
Published: October 2, 2013

Citation
Cheng Gong, Jiaming Jiang, Chuang Li, Liwei Song, Zhinan Zeng, Yinghui Zheng, Jing Miao, Xiaochun Ge, Yunpei Deng, Ruxin Li, and Zhizhan Xu, "Observation of CEP effect via filamentation in transparent solids," Opt. Express 21, 24120-24128 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-20-24120


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