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  • Vol. 9, Iss. 1 — Jan. 10, 2011
  • pp: 011901–

Plasma effect on the phase matching of high harmonic generation

Hui Lu, Candong Liu, Shitong Zhao, and Peng Liu  »View Author Affiliations

Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 9, Issue 1, pp. 011901- (2011)

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By optimizing the phase matching condition of high harmonic generation (HHG) from a supersonic neon gas jet, the enhanced HHG in the region of 60?70 eV has been selected. Three-dimensional numerical calculation shows that plasma plays a significant role in the phase matching process of HHG in a supersonic gas jet with short medium length. Due to plasma formation, the harmonic emission decays as the laser intensity reaches over 3.5 ? 1014 W/cm2. The plasma induces the broadening and blue shift of the HHG spectra, which provides a method for fine-tuning the harmonic wavelength.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(350.5400) Other areas of optics : Plasmas

Hui Lu, Candong Liu, Shitong Zhao, and Peng Liu, "Plasma effect on the phase matching of high harmonic generation," Chin. Opt. Lett. 9, 011901- (2011)

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