Frequency dependence of quantum path interference in non-collinear high-order harmonic generation

Shi-Yang Zhong, Xin-Kui He, Hao Teng, Peng Ye, Li-Feng Wang, Peng He, Zhi-Yi Wei
2016 Chinese Physics B  
High-order harmonic generation (HHG) driven by two non-collinear beams including a fundamental and its weak second harmonic is numerically studied. The interference of harmonics from adjacent electron quantum paths is found to be dependent on the relative delay of the driving pulse, and the dependences are different for different harmonic orders. This frequency dependence of the interference is attributed to the spatial frequency chirp in the HHG beam resulting from the harmonic dipole phase,
more » ... nic dipole phase, which in turn provides a potential way to gain an insight into the generation of high-order harmonics. As an example, the intensity dependent dipole phase coefficient α is retrieved from the interference fringe.
doi:10.1088/1674-1056/25/2/023301 fatcat:d4kjarbr7rdrpos3i2bq7enmpe