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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2008
  • pp: 2943–2945

Single isolated attosecond pulse from multicycle lasers

Carlo Altucci, Rosario Esposito, Valer Tosa, and Raffaele Velotta  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 24, pp. 2943-2945 (2008)

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We propose a new experimental scheme to produce clean isolated pulses lasting a few hundreds of attoseconds. It is based on high harmonics generation and uses the polarization gating technique combined with the ionization dynamics and the spatial filtering provided by the three-dimensional field propagation. The proposed method is easy to implement, robust against laser parameter fluctuations, and shows to be effective up to a 25 fs pulse duration.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(020.2649) Atomic and molecular physics : Strong field laser physics

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Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: September 4, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 10, 2008
Published: December 5, 2008

Carlo Altucci, Rosario Esposito, Valer Tosa, and Raffaele Velotta, "Single isolated attosecond pulse from multicycle lasers," Opt. Lett. 33, 2943-2945 (2008)

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