Altucci, Carlo and Velotta, Raffaele (2009) Generating single attosecond pulse using multi-cycle lasers in a polarization gate. [Rivista]

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Abstract

We analyze the macroscopic effects which are responsible for producing clean isolated pulses lasting few hundreds of attoseconds when starting from multi-cycle fundamental pulses. In particular, we consider a polarization gating scheme and show that, at high fundamental peak intensities, in the range 0.7-1 PWcm(-2), it usually produces three-four main attosecond pulses of radiation at single dipole level, just located in the leading edge of the laser pulse. We describe the physical mechanisms contributing to the formation of a single attosecond pulse by using a three dimensional non-adiabatic model and a quantum trajectory phase calculation. An analysis of the scheme optimization and stability against various parameters is performed in view of an experimental scheme implementation. (C) 2009 Optical Society of America.

Item Type: Rivista
Depositing User: ing Paolo Nicastro
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2010 06:56
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2014 19:43
URI: http://www.fedoa.unina.it/id/eprint/7454

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