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Phys Rev Lett. 2000 Jul 24;85(4):740-3.

Controlling the phase evolution of few-cycle light pulses

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  • 1Institut fur Photonik, Technische Universitat Wien, Gusshausstrasse 27, A-1040 Wien, Austria and Institute of Automation and Electrometry, SB RAS, Novosibirsk 630090, Russia.

Abstract

Using a coherent nonlinear optical technique, slipping of the carrier through the envelope of 6-fs light wave packets emitted from a mode-locked-oscillator/pulse-compressor system has been measured, permitting the generation of intense, few-cycle light with precisely reproducible electric and magnetic fields. These pulses open the way to controlling the evolution of strong-field interactions on the time scale of the light oscillation cycle and are indispensable to reproducible attosecond x-ray pulse generation.

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