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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2879–2881

Effects of the carrier-envelope phase of chirped laser pulses in the multiphoton ionization regime

Takashi Nakajima and E. Cormier  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 19, pp. 2879-2881 (2007)

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By solving the time-dependent Schrödinger equation for the Cs atom, we find that, as long as the spectral bandwidth is sufficiently broad, the asymmetry of photoelectron ejection is strongly phase dependent and persists even when the chirped pulse duration becomes more than several cycles. The asymmetry survives even after the angle integration over the hemisphere, implying that the detection efficiency can be significantly improved. This counterintuitive and robust finding provides a simple way to measure the phase for both transform-limited and chirped pulses.

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OCIS Codes
(320.1590) Ultrafast optics : Chirping
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.7120) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast phenomena

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: July 6, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 7, 2007
Published: September 28, 2007

Takashi Nakajima and E. Cormier, "Effects of the carrier-envelope phase of chirped laser pulses in the multiphoton ionization regime," Opt. Lett. 32, 2879-2881 (2007)

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