Coherent spectral enhancement of carrier-envelope-phase stable continua with dual-gas high harmonic generation

A. Willner*, A. Hage, R. Riedel, I. Grguras, A. Simoncig, M. Schulz, T. Dzelzainis, H. Hoeppner, S. Huber, M. J. Prandolini, B. Dromey, M. Zepf, A. L. Cavalieri, F. Tavella

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Abstract

Attosecond science is enabled by the ability to convert femtosecond near-infrared laser light into coherent harmonics in the extreme ultraviolet spectral range. While attosecond sources have been utilized in experiments that have not demanded high intensities, substantially higher photon flux would provide a natural link to the next significant experimental breakthrough. Numerical simulations of dual-gas high harmonic generation indicate that the output in the cutoff spectral region can be selectively enhanced without disturbing the single-atom gating mechanism. Here, we summarize the results of these simulations and present first experimental findings to support these predictions. (c) 2012 Optical Society of America

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3672-3674
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume37
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Sep 2012

Keywords

  • X-RAY HARMONICS
  • MATCHED GENERATION
  • PULSES

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Willner, A., Hage, A., Riedel, R., Grguras, I., Simoncig, A., Schulz, M., Dzelzainis, T., Hoeppner, H., Huber, S., Prandolini, M. J., Dromey, B., Zepf, M., Cavalieri, A. L., & Tavella, F. (2012). Coherent spectral enhancement of carrier-envelope-phase stable continua with dual-gas high harmonic generation. Optics Letters, 37(17), 3672-3674. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.003672