Zhinan Zeng

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We theoretically investigate the high-order harmonic generation in a helium atom with a two-color optical field synthesized by an intense 6 fs pulse at 800 nm and a relatively weak 21.3 fs pulse at 400 nm. When the frequency-doubled pulse is properly time shifted with respect to the fundamental pulse, an ultrabroad extreme ultraviolet supercontinuum(More)
By generating broadband high-harmonic pulses from neon and compensating for attosecond chirp by the material dispersion of argon, the generation of near transform-limited 63 as pulses was achieved. The spectral phase analysis showed that, without proper compensation, the attosecond chirp of the broadband harmonics caused splitting of attosecond(More)
We propose a scheme to compensate dynamically the intrinsic chirp of the attosecond harmonic pulses. By adding a weak second harmonic laser field to the driving laser field, the chirp compensation can be varied from the negative to the positive continuously by simply adjusting the relative time delay between the two-color pulses. Using this technique, the(More)
We experimentally demonstrate a robust scheme to select a single high-order harmonic among the harmonic comb by using a driving laser field with subcycle waveform control, which is synthesized by the fundamental 800 nm laser pulse and two controlling laser pulses at 400 and 267 nm with perpendicular polarizations. By controlling the relative phase among the(More)
It is proposed that single attosecond pulses be generated via high-order harmonic generation by using a two-color pump pulse with time dependent ellipticity. The two-color pump pulse is created by the fundamental field and its second harmonic: the fundamental field is left-circularly polarized and the second harmonic is right-circularly polarized. Numerical(More)
Weanalyze the role of group-velocitymatching (GVM) in themacroscopic build up of the highharmonic signal generated in gas targets at high pressures. A definition of thewalk-off length, associatedwithGVM, in the non-perturbative intensity regime of high-harmonic generation is given. Semiclassical predictions based on this definition are in excellent(More)
We demonstrate what we believe to be a novel tunable IR optical parametric amplifier (OPA) with the passively stabilized carrier-envelope phase (CEP), in which a hollow fiber is used to improve the output beam quality and to overcome the spatial chirp issue. Pumped by an 800 nm pump source, the output pulses are tunable from 1.2 to 2.4 microm with the CEP(More)
Waveform-controlled terahertz (THz) radiation is of great importance due to its potential application in THz sensing and coherent control of quantum systems. We demonstrated a novel scheme to generate waveform-controlled THz radiation from air plasma produced when carrier-envelope-phase (CEP) stabilized few-cycle laser pulses undergo filamentation in(More)
A robust scheme is proposed to generate an isolated sub-100 as pulse by using a 5fs/800nm driving pulse in combination with a macroscopic propagation effect. We demonstrate that one of the generated attosecond bursts in the high-order harmonic plateau can be efficiently dominant only when both the gas pressure and the gas cell length are properly chosen. We(More)
By employing pump-probe back longitudinal diffractometry, the electron density and decay dynamics of a weak plasma channel created by a 1-KHz fs laser in air has been investigated. With ultrashort laser pulses of 50 fs and low energy of 0.6 mJ, we observe weak plasma channels with a length approximately 2 cm in air. An analytical reconstruction method of(More)