Phase metrology with multi-cycle two-colour pulses

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Abstract

Strong-field phenomena driven by an intense infrared (IR) laser depend on during what part of the field cycle they are initiated. By changing the sub-cycle character of the laser electric field it is possible to control such phenomena. For long pulses, sub-cycle shaping of the field can be done by adding a relatively weak, second harmonic of the driving field to the pulse. Through constructive and destructive interference, the combination of strong and weak fields can be used to change the probability of a strong-field process being initiated at any given part of the cycle. In order to control sub-cycle phenomena with optimal accuracy, it is necessary to know the phase difference of the strong and the weak fields precisely. If the weaker field is an even harmonic of the driving field, electrons ionized by the field will be asymmetrically distributed between the positive and negative directions of the combined fields. Information about the asymmetry can yield information about the phase difference. A technique to measure asymmetry for few-cycle pulses, called stereo-ATI (above threshold ionization), has been developed by Paulus et al (2003 Phys. Rev. Lett. 91 253004). This paper outlines an extension of this method to measure the phase difference between a strong IR and its second harmonic.

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Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • Autonomous University of Madrid
  • Louisiana State University
  • Lund University
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Atom- och molekylfysik och optik

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Artikelnummer095002
TidskriftJournal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Volym49
Utgåva nummer9
StatusPublished - 2016 apr 13
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa

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Carlström, S., 2016, 1 uppl. Lund: Lund University (Media-Tryck). 246 s.

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