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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 1999
  • pp: 1425–1427

Phase-dependent loss due to nonadiabatic ionization by sub-10-fs pulses

Ivan P. Christov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 20, pp. 1425-1427 (1999)

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For the first time to the author’s knowledge, the effect of phase-dependent loss that can be used to stabilize the phase of a sub-10-fs laser pulse with respect to the envelope is shown. This loss is caused by the nonadiabatic response of an atom illuminated by a short pulse, which leads to the dependence of the tunneling ionization on the absolute phase of the pulse. The phase selectivity can be employed as a phase-dependent filter within the laser cavity with important applications in nonlinear optics in the single-cycle regime.

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OCIS Codes
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.7120) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast phenomena
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

Ivan P. Christov, "Phase-dependent loss due to nonadiabatic ionization by sub-10-fs pulses," Opt. Lett. 24, 1425-1427 (1999)

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