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Chin. Phys. B, 2020, Vol. 29(1): 013206    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/ab6315

Attosecond pulse trains driven by IR pulses spectrally broadened via supercontinuum generation in solid thin plates

Yu-Jiao Jiang(江昱佼)1,2, Yue-Ying Liang(梁玥瑛)2,3, Yi-Tan Gao(高亦谈)2,3, Kun Zhao(赵昆)2, Si-Yuan Xu(许思源)1,2, Ji Wang(王佶)2,4, Xin-Kui He(贺新奎)2,5, Hao Teng(滕浩)2, Jiang-Feng Zhu(朱江峰)1, Yun-Lin Chen(陈云琳)4, Zhi-Yi Wei(魏志义)2,3,5
1 School of Physics and Optoelectronic Engineering, Xidian University, Xi'an 710071, China;
2 Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China;
3 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China;
4 Institute of Applied Micro-Nano Materials, School of Science, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044, China;
5 Songshan Lake Material Laboratory, Dongguan 523808, China
Abstract  We utilized a set of fused silica thin plates to broaden the spectrum of 1 kHz, 30 fs Ti:sapphire amplified laser pulses to an octave. Following the compression by chirped mirror pairs, the generated few-cycle pulses were focused onto an argon filled gas cell. We detected high order harmonics corresponding to a train of 209 as pulses, characterized by the reconstruction of attosecond beating by interference of two-photon transition (RABITT) technique. Compared with the conventional attosecond pulse trains, the broad harmonics in such pulse trains cover more energy range, so it is more efficient in studying some typical cases, such as resonances, with frequency resolved RABITT. As the solid thin plates can support high power supercontinuum generation, it is feasible to tailor the spectrum to have different central wavelength and spectral width, which will make the RABITT source work in different applications.
Keywords:  supercontinuum generation      high order harmonic generation      reconstruction of attosecond beating by interference of two-photon transition (RABITT)      attosecond pulse trains  
Received:  15 November 2019      Revised:  14 December 2019      Accepted manuscript online: 
PACS:  32.80.Fb (Photoionization of atoms and ions)  
  33.20.Xx (Spectra induced by strong-field or attosecond laser irradiation)  
  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 National Key R&D Program of China (Grant No. 2017YFB0405202), the Major Program of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 61690221), the Key Program of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 11434016), and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 11574384, 11674386, and 11774277).
Corresponding Authors:  Kun Zhao, Zhi-Yi Wei     E-mail:;

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Yu-Jiao Jiang(江昱佼), Yue-Ying Liang(梁玥瑛), Yi-Tan Gao(高亦谈), Kun Zhao(赵昆), Si-Yuan Xu(许思源), Ji Wang(王佶), Xin-Kui He(贺新奎), Hao Teng(滕浩), Jiang-Feng Zhu(朱江峰), Yun-Lin Chen(陈云琳), Zhi-Yi Wei(魏志义) Attosecond pulse trains driven by IR pulses spectrally broadened via supercontinuum generation in solid thin plates 2020 Chin. Phys. B 29 013206

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