Double Optical Gating of High Harmonic Generation

Hiroki Mashiko, Steve Gilbertson, Chengquan Li, Sabih Khan, Mahendra Shakya, Eric Moon, Zenghu Chang
James R. Macdonald Laboratory, Department of Physics, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA

We propose a novel optical switch to control the high-order harmonic generation process so that single attosecond pulses can be generated with ~10 fs input pulses. The technique combines polarization gating and two-color gating.

This work was supported by the Chemical Sciences, Geosciences and Biosciences Division, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy, and by the National Science Foundation.

Presented at CLEO/QELS, May 2008 in San Jose, CA.


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