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Role of the carrier-envelope phase in extreme nonlinear optics in ZnO
Author(s): Torsten Tritschler; Oliver D. Muecke; Uwe Morgner; Franz X. Kaertner; Martin Wegener
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Paper Abstract

We discuss the dependence of nonlinear optical signals on the carrier-envelope offset phase, i.e., the phase between the rapidly oscillating carrier wave and the electric field envelope of a few-cycle pulse. Our results in the regime on non-perturbative resonant nonlinear optics are compared with the know off-resonant perturbative regime. In particular, we introduce camouflage third-harmonic generation, which shows up as a peak at twice the carrier-envelope offset frequency in the radio-frequency spectra. Corresponding experiments on ZnO with intense 5 fs optical pulses are discussed. We speculate on the perspectives of using such effects for determining the carrier-envelope offset phase itself.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 May 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4992, Ultrafast Phenomena in Semiconductors VII, (30 May 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.473250
Show Author Affiliations
Torsten Tritschler, Univ. Karlsruhe Technische Hochschule (Germany)
Oliver D. Muecke, Univ. Karlsruhe Technische Hochschule (Germany)
Uwe Morgner, Univ. Karlsruhe Technische Hochschule (Germany)
Franz X. Kaertner, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Martin Wegener, Univ. Karlsruhe Technische Hochschule (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4992:
Ultrafast Phenomena in Semiconductors VII
Kong-Thon F. Tsen; Jin-Joo Song; Hongxing Jiang, Editor(s)

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