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Journal of Applied Spectroscopy

, Volume 85, Issue 1, pp 166–177 | Cite as

Quantum Path Control of Harmonic Emission and Isolated Attosecond Pulse Generation by Using the Asymmetric Inhomogeneous Mid-Infrared Field

  • L. Q. Feng
  • W. L. Li
  • R. S. Castle
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High-order harmonic generation (HHG) from the He atom driven by the asymmetric inhomogeneous mid-infrared field, produced by a metallic nanostructure, has been investigated. It is found that due to the asymmetric enhancement of the laser intensity in space, not only the harmonic cutoff can be extended, but also the single harmonic emission event with the single short quantum path contribution can be obtained. Further, by properly adding a terahertz (THz) controlling pulse, the harmonic cutoff can be further extended, showing a 1208 eV super-bandwidth with the intensity enhancement of two orders of magnitude. Finally, by properly superposing the harmonics, a series of the isolated 33 as pulses with the photon energies from 123 eV (10 nm) to 1256 eV (1 nm) can be obtained.

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high-order harmonic generation quantum path control of harmonic emission attosecond pulse generation asymmetric inhomogeneous field 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of ScienceLiaoning University of TechnologyJinzhouChina
  2. 2.Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, State Key Laboratory of Molecular Reaction DynamicsDalianChina
  3. 3.Xinjiang Institute of Engineering, Key Laboratory at Universities of Education Department of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region for New Energy MaterialsUrumqiChina

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