Decomposition of the transition phase in multi-sideband schemes for reconstruction of attosecond beating by interference of two-photon transitions

Divya Bharti, Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik
David Atri-Schuller, Drake University
Gavin Menning, Drake University
Kathryn R. Hamilton, Drake University
Robert Moshammer, Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik
Thomas Pfeifer, Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik
Nicolas Douguet, Kennesaw State University
Klaus Bartschat, Drake University
Anne Harth, Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik


Reconstruction of attosecond beating by interference of two-photon transitions (RABBITT) is a technique that can be used to determine the phases of atomic transition elements in photoionization processes. In the traditional RABBITT scheme, the so-called asymptotic approximation considers the measured phase as a sum of the Wigner phase linked to a single-photon ionization process and the continuum-continuum phase associated with further single-photon transitions in the continuum. In this paper, we extend the asymptotic approximation to multi-sideband RABBITT schemes. The predictions from this approximation are then compared with results obtained by an ab initio calculation based on solving the time-dependent Schrödinger equation for atomic hydrogen.