Closed form expressions for the high harmonic generation (HHG) conversion efficiency in the plateau and cut-off region are derived showing agreement with previous observations. Application of these results to optimal HHG-based-XUV-sources is discussed.
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(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.7200) Physical optics : Ultraviolet, extreme
(020.2649) Atomic and molecular physics : Strong field laser physics
E. L. Falcão-Filho, V. M. Gkortsas, A. Gordon, and F. X. Kärtner, "Conversion Efficiency, Scaling and Global Optimization of High Harmonic Generation," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper JThG6.
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