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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 3 — Feb. 10, 2014
  • pp: 3684–3690

Carrier-envelope-phase-dependent above-threshold ionization of xenon observed with multi-cycle laser pulses

Kyung Sik Kang, Kyungseung Kim, Jae-hwan Lee, Jisu Lee, Chul Min Kim, and Chang Hee Nam  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 3, pp. 3684-3690 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.003684


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Abstract

Carrier-envelope-phase (CEP)-dependent modulation was measured in above-threshold ionization of xenon driven with 30-fs laser pulses. We showed the dependence from the asymmetry map obtained using a velocity map imaging spectrometer, up to 17 eV in photoelectron energy. The dependence appeared to be linear with a slope of one photon energy increase per CEP change of 2π and did not rely on the sign or the amount of laser chirp. Our results indicated the existence of the quantum interference between different multiphoton ionization paths.

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OCIS Codes
(020.4180) Atomic and molecular physics : Multiphoton processes
(270.6620) Quantum optics : Strong-field processes
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena

ToC Category:
Atomic and Molecular Physics

History
Original Manuscript: November 12, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 28, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 29, 2014
Published: February 7, 2014

Citation
Kyung Sik Kang, Kyungseung Kim, Jae-hwan Lee, Jisu Lee, Chul Min Kim, and Chang Hee Nam, "Carrier-envelope-phase-dependent above-threshold ionization of xenon observed with multi-cycle laser pulses," Opt. Express 22, 3684-3690 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-3-3684


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