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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2004
  • pp: 2303–2305

Control of atomic ionization by two-color few-cycle pulses

S. Zamith, Y. Ni, A. Gürtler, L. D. Noordam, H. G. Muller, and M. J. J. Vrakking  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 19, pp. 2303-2305 (2004)

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We have studied the ionization of Rydberg atoms by few-cycle radio-frequency pulses and used two-color fields to control the ionization dynamics. We show that the number of times that electrons are emitted during a pulse can be limited and that the duration of the electron emission can be shortened. These results, once they are transposed to the optical domain, may inspire new strategies for the production of single attosecond pulses.

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OCIS Codes
(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(020.5780) Atomic and molecular physics : Rydberg states
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation
(260.3230) Physical optics : Ionization

S. Zamith, Y. Ni, A. Gürtler, L. D. Noordam, H. G. Muller, and M. J. J. Vrakking, "Control of atomic ionization by two-color few-cycle pulses," Opt. Lett. 29, 2303-2305 (2004)

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