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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2011
  • pp: 283–285

Attosecond twin-pulse control by generalized kinetic heterodyne mixing

Philipp Raith, Christian Ott, and Thomas Pfeifer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 2, pp. 283-285 (2011)

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Attosecond double-pulse (twin-pulse) production in high-order harmonic generation is manipulated by a combination of two-color and carrier-envelope phase-control methods. As we show in numerical simulations, both relative amplitude and phase of the double pulse can be independently set by making use of multidimensional parameter control. Two technical implementation routes are discussed: kinetic heterodyning using second-harmonic generation and split-spectrum phase-step control.

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OCIS Codes
(020.4180) Atomic and molecular physics : Multiphoton processes
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(260.7120) Physical optics : Ultrafast phenomena

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Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: October 8, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 10, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 16, 2010
Published: January 13, 2011

Philipp Raith, Christian Ott, and Thomas Pfeifer, "Attosecond twin-pulse control by generalized kinetic heterodyne mixing," Opt. Lett. 36, 283-285 (2011)

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