Nano-plasmonic near field phase matching of attosecond pulses

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Shaaran, T.; Nicolas, R.; Iwan, B.; Kovacev, M.; Merdji, H.: Nano-plasmonic near field phase matching of attosecond pulses. In: Scientific Reports 7 (2017), Nr. 1, 6356. DOI:

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Nano-structures excited by light can enhance locally the electric field when tuned to plasmonic resonances. This phenomenon can be used to boost non-linear processes such as harmonic generation in crystals or in gases, Raman excitation, and four wave mixing. Here we present a theoretical investigation of the near-field phase matching of attosecond pulses emitted by high-order harmonic generation (HHG) of an atom immersed in a multi-cycle femtosecond infrared laser field and a spatially inhomogeneous plasmonic field. We demonstrate that the spatial inhomogeneity factor of the plasmonic field strongly affects the electron trajectory and recombination time which can be used to control the attosecond emission. For further insight into the plasmonic field effect, we monitor the phase of each quantum path as a function of the inhomogeneity strength. Moreover, we investigate the attosecond emission as a function of near-field phase matching effects. This is achieved by calculating the coherent field superposition of attosecond pulses emitted from various intensities or field inhomogeneities. Finally, far-field and near-field phase matching effects are combined to modulate the harmonic spectral phase towards the emission of a single attosecond pulse.
License of this version: CC BY 4.0
Document Type: article
Publishing status: publishedVersion
Issue Date: 2017
Appears in Collections:Fakultät für Mathematik und Physik

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