Sub-cycle electron control in the photoionization of xenon using a few-cycle laser pulse in the mid-infrared

B. Bergues*, S. Zherebtsov, Y. Deng, X. Gu, I. Znakovskaya, R. Kienberger, F. Krausz, G. Marcus, M. F. Kling

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Abstract

Using few-cycle laser pulses generated by optical parametric chirped pulse amplification, sub-cycle light-wave control of electrons was achieved at a carrier wavelength of 2.1 μm. We demonstrate the sub-cycle light-wave control in the case of strong field ionization of xenon atoms. Angle-resolved spectra of electrons emitted in the photoionization process were recorded as a function of the carrier-envelope phase (CEP) using an electron imaging technique. We observed a clear CEP-dependent asymmetry in the electron momentum distribution.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number063010
JournalNew Journal of Physics
Volume13
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes

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