Abstract

We show that the peak intensity of single attosecond x-ray pulses is enhanced by 1 or 2 orders of magnitude, the pulse duration is greatly compressed, and the optimal propagation distance is shortened by genetic algorithm optimization of the chirp and initial phase of 5 fs laser pulses. However, as the laser intensity increases, more efficient nonadiabatic self-phase matching can lead to a dramatically enhanced harmonic yield, and the efficiency of optimization decreases in the enhancement and compression of the generated attosecond pulses.

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Jun Xiao, Zhenrong Sun, Xiangyun Zhang, Yufeng Wang, Weiping Zhang, Zugeng Wang, Ruxin Li, and Zhizhan Xu, "Optimization of single attosecond x-ray pulses by genetic algorithm control of the chirp and initial phase of 5 fs laser pulses: erratum," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23, 1995-1995 (2006)
https://www.osapublishing.org/josab/abstract.cfm?uri=josab-23-9-1995

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