Pulse-shape control of two-color interference in high-order-harmonic generation

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    We report on calculations of harmonic generation by neon in a mixed (800-nm + time-delayed 400-nm) laser pulse scheme. In contrast with previous studies we employ a short (few-cycle) 400-nm pulse, finding that this affords control of the interference between electron trajectories contributing to the cutoff harmonics. The inclusion of the 400-nm pulse enhances the yield and cutoff energy, both of which exhibit a strong dependence on the time delay between the two pulses. Using a combination of time-dependent R-matrix theory and a classical trajectory model, we assess the mechanisms leading to these effects.




    Original languageEnglish
    Article number013408
    Number of pages6
    JournalPhysical Review A (Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics)
    Journal publication dateJan 2017
    Early online date19 Jan 2017
    StatePublished - Jan 2017

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