We present evidence for a new regime of high-harmonic generation in a waveguide where bright, sub-optical-cycle, quasimonochromatic, extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light is generated via a mechanism that is relatively insensitive to carrier-envelope phase fluctuations. The interplay between the transient plasma which determines the phase matching conditions and the instantaneous laser intensity which drives harmonic generation gives rise to a new nonlinear stabilization mechanism in the waveguide, localizing the phase-matched EUV emission to within sub-optical-cycle duration. The sub-optical-cycle EUV emission generated by this mechanism can also be selectively optimized in the spectral domain by simple tuning of parameters.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics