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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2770–2778

Maximizing the yield and cutoff of high-order harmonic generation from plasma plume

Rashid A. Ganeev, Luc B. Elouga Bom, Tsuneyuki Ozaki, and Pavel V. Redkin  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 11, pp. 2770-2778 (2007)

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We study high-order harmonic generation (HHG) from various lowly ionized laser plasmas. We study harmonic generation from targets of Al ( Z = 13 ) to Bi ( Z = 83 ) . Varying the wavelength, chirp, and pulse duration of the femtosecond pump laser resulted in the change in the harmonic distribution, cutoff, and conversion efficiency of HHG. We also study the use of doubly charged ions, and resonances for some materials. We were able to obtain high HHG conversion efficiency and harmonic cutoff by implementing the above approaches and by observing the time-resolved spectra of the laser plasma.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.3970) Nonlinear optics : Microparticle nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: April 13, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 8, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: September 3, 2007
Published: October 11, 2007

Rashid A. Ganeev, Luc B. Elouga Bom, Tsuneyuki Ozaki, and Pavel V. Redkin, "Maximizing the yield and cutoff of high-order harmonic generation from plasma plume," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 2770-2778 (2007)

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