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Chin. Phys. B, 2014, Vol. 23(4): 043202    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/23/4/043202
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Isolated sub-30-attosecond pulse generation using a multicycle two-color chirped laser and a static electric field

Zhang Gang-Tai
Department of Physics and Information Technology, Baoji University of Arts and Sciences, Baoji 721016, China
Abstract  We present a theoretical investigation of high-order harmonic generation in a chirped two-color laser field, which is synthesized by a 10-fs/800-nm fundamental chirped pulse and a 10-fs/1760-nm subharmonic pulse. It is shown that a supercontinuum can be produced using the multicycle two-color chirped field. However, the supercontinuum reveals a strong modulation structure, which is not good for the generation of an isolated attosecond pulse. By adding a static electric field to the multicycle two-color chirped field, not only the harmonic cutoff is extended remarkably, but also the quantum paths of the high-order harmonic generation (HHG) are modified significantly. As a result, both the extension of the supercontinuum and the selection of a single quantum path are achieved, producing an isolated 23-as pulse with a bandwidth of about 170.6 eV. Furthermore, the influences of the laser intensities on the supercontinuum and isolated attosecond pulse generation are investigated.
Keywords:  high-order harmonic      attosecond pulse generation      supercontinuum      combined field  
Received:  09 September 2013      Revised:  07 October 2013      Accepted manuscript online: 
PACS:  32.80.Rm (Multiphoton ionization and excitation to highly excited states)  
  42.65.Ky (Frequency conversion; harmonic generation, including higher-order harmonic generation)  
  42.65.Re (Ultrafast processes; optical pulse generation and pulse compression)  
Fund: Project supported by the Science Foundation of Baoji University of Arts and Sciences, China (Grant No. ZK11061) and the Natural Science Foundation of Education Committee of Shaanxi Province, China (Grant No. 2013JK0637).
Corresponding Authors:  Zhang Gang-Tai     E-mail:  gtzhang79@163.com
About author:  32.80.Rm; 42.65.Ky; 42.65.Re

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Zhang Gang-Tai Isolated sub-30-attosecond pulse generation using a multicycle two-color chirped laser and a static electric field 2014 Chin. Phys. B 23 043202

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