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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 15 — Jul. 28, 2014
  • pp: 17657–17665

Carrier-envelope phase effects on the spatial coherence of high-order harmonics

Hanhu Diao, Yinghui Zheng, Zhinan Zeng, Xiaochun Ge, Chuang Li, Ruxin Li, and Zhizhan Xu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 15, pp. 17657-17665 (2014)

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In this work, we report the Carrier-Envelope Phase Effects on the Spatial Coherence of High-order Harmonics driven by phase-stabilized few-cycle mid-infrared laser pulses. The degree of coherence varies with carrier-envelope phase periodically with a period of π. At the same time, as the harmonic orders increase, the extreme points on the curve of coherence degree vs. carrier-envelope phase shift toward the direction of carrier-envelope phase increasing. Through theoretical analysis, we find that the ionization induced frequency chirp plays an important role in the Carrier-Envelope Phase Effects on the Spatial Coherence. This effect suggests a possible method to optimize the spatial coherence of harmonics by tuning the carrier-envelope phase of the driving field.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(020.2649) Atomic and molecular physics : Strong field laser physics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: April 18, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 21, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 7, 2014
Published: July 14, 2014

Hanhu Diao, Yinghui Zheng, Zhinan Zeng, Xiaochun Ge, Chuang Li, Ruxin Li, and Zhizhan Xu, "Carrier-envelope phase effects on the spatial coherence of high-order harmonics," Opt. Express 22, 17657-17665 (2014)

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