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Title: Attosecond Temporal Gating with Elliptically Polarized Light

Abstract

Temporal gating allows high accuracy time-resolved measurements of a broad range of ultrafast processes. By manipulating the interaction between an atom and an intense laser field, we extend gating into the nonlinear medium in which attosecond optical and electron pulses are generated. Our gate is an amplitude gate induced by ellipticity of the fundamental pulse. The gate modulates the spectrum of the high harmonic emission and we use the measured modulation to characterize the sub-laser-cycle dynamics of the recollision electron wave packet.

Authors:
; ; ; ;  [1];  [1];  [2];  [1];  [3];  [4]
  1. Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6 (Canada)
  2. (Canada)
  3. (Germany)
  4. INRS-EMT, 1650 boulevard Lionel-Boulet, CP 1020, Varennes, Quebec J3X 1S2 (Canada)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20861524
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review Letters; Journal Volume: 97; Journal Issue: 25; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.97.253903; (c) 2006 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ACCURACY; ATOMS; ELECTRONS; LASER RADIATION; LASERS; MODULATION; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; PULSES; TIME RESOLUTION; VISIBLE RADIATION; WAVE PACKETS

Citation Formats

Dudovich, N., Smirnova, O., Ivanov, M. Yu., Villeneuve, D. M., Corkum, P. B., Levesque, J., INRS-EMT, 1650 boulevard Lionel-Boulet, CP 1020, Varennes, Quebec J3X 1S2, Zeidler, D., Carl Zeiss SMT AG, Oberkochen D-73447, and Comtois, D. Attosecond Temporal Gating with Elliptically Polarized Light. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.97.253903.
Dudovich, N., Smirnova, O., Ivanov, M. Yu., Villeneuve, D. M., Corkum, P. B., Levesque, J., INRS-EMT, 1650 boulevard Lionel-Boulet, CP 1020, Varennes, Quebec J3X 1S2, Zeidler, D., Carl Zeiss SMT AG, Oberkochen D-73447, & Comtois, D. Attosecond Temporal Gating with Elliptically Polarized Light. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.97.253903.
Dudovich, N., Smirnova, O., Ivanov, M. Yu., Villeneuve, D. M., Corkum, P. B., Levesque, J., INRS-EMT, 1650 boulevard Lionel-Boulet, CP 1020, Varennes, Quebec J3X 1S2, Zeidler, D., Carl Zeiss SMT AG, Oberkochen D-73447, and Comtois, D. Fri . "Attosecond Temporal Gating with Elliptically Polarized Light". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.97.253903.
@article{osti_20861524,
title = {Attosecond Temporal Gating with Elliptically Polarized Light},
author = {Dudovich, N. and Smirnova, O. and Ivanov, M. Yu. and Villeneuve, D. M. and Corkum, P. B. and Levesque, J. and INRS-EMT, 1650 boulevard Lionel-Boulet, CP 1020, Varennes, Quebec J3X 1S2 and Zeidler, D. and Carl Zeiss SMT AG, Oberkochen D-73447 and Comtois, D.},
abstractNote = {Temporal gating allows high accuracy time-resolved measurements of a broad range of ultrafast processes. By manipulating the interaction between an atom and an intense laser field, we extend gating into the nonlinear medium in which attosecond optical and electron pulses are generated. Our gate is an amplitude gate induced by ellipticity of the fundamental pulse. The gate modulates the spectrum of the high harmonic emission and we use the measured modulation to characterize the sub-laser-cycle dynamics of the recollision electron wave packet.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.97.253903},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 25,
volume = 97,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Dec 22 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Fri Dec 22 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}