OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

| OPTICAL PHYSICS

  • Vol. 16, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 1999
  • pp: 407–413

Harmonic generation during the ionization of a thin target irradiated by a strong laser field

Enrique Conejero Jarque and Luis Plaja  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 16, Issue 3, pp. 407-413 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.16.000407


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (974 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

By means of a particle-in-cell simulation we study the effect of time-dependent tunneling ionization in the harmonics generated during the formation of a plasma when a laser field impinges on a solid slab. The comparison of our results with preionized plasma calculations and with a simple propagation model, in which the dynamics of ionized charges is neglected, shows the crucial role of the ionization even when the ionization time is a relatively small fraction of the pulse duration. The mechanism for which the harmonics are generated owing to ionization is investigated by means of a moving-mirror model extended to take into account the time-dependent reflectivity.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation
(260.3230) Physical optics : Ionization
(270.6620) Quantum optics : Strong-field processes
(350.5400) Other areas of optics : Plasmas

Citation
Enrique Conejero Jarque and Luis Plaja, "Harmonic generation during the ionization of a thin target irradiated by a strong laser field," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 407-413 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-16-3-407


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset

References

  1. An overview of these phenomena can be found in Atoms in Intense Laser Fields, M. Gavrila, ed. (Academic, Boston, 1992) and in P. W. Milonni and B. Sundaram, “Atoms in strong fields: photoionization and chaos,” in Progress in Optics, E. Wolf, ed. (Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1993), Vol. XXXI.
  2. L. V. Keldysh, Sov. Phys. JETP 20, 1307 (1965); F. H. M. Faisal, J. Phys. B 6, L89 (1973); H. R. Reiss, Phys. Rev. A PLRAAN 22, 1786 (1980).
  3. P. B. Corkum, Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 1994 (1993).
  4. M. Lewenstein, Ph. Balcou, M. Yu. Ivanov, A. L’Huillier, and P. B. Corkum, Phys. Rev. A 49, 2117 (1994).
  5. C. K. Birdsall and A. B. Langdon, Plasma Physics via Computer Simulation, Plasma Physics Series (IOP Publishing, Bristol, UK, 1991); J. M. Dawson, Rev. Mod. Phys. 55, 403 (1983).
  6. S. V. Bulanov, N. M. Naumova, and F. Pegoraro, Phys. Plasmas 1, 745 (1994).
  7. R. Lichters, J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, and A. Pukhov, Phys. Plasmas 3, 3425 (1996).
  8. D. von der Linde and K. Rzążewski, Appl. Phys. B: Photophys. Laser Chem. 63, 499 (1996).
  9. L. Plaja, L. Roso, K. Rza¸żewski, and M. Lewenstein, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 1904 (1998).
  10. S. C. Wilks, W. L. Kruer, and W. B. Mori, IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 21, 120 (1993).
  11. P. Gibbon, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 50 (1996).
  12. See references in P. Gibbon, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-33, 1915 (1997).
  13. F. Brunel, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 7, 521 (1990).
  14. V. Malyshev, E. Conejero Jarque, and L. Roso, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14, 163 (1997).
  15. W. P. Leemans, C. E. Clayton, W. B. Mori, K. A. Marsh, P. K. Kaw, A. Dyson, C. Joshi, and J. M. Wallace, Phys. Rev. A 46, 1091 (1992).
  16. F. Cornolti, A. Macchi, and E. Conejero Jarque, “Superstrong fields in plasmas,” AIP Conf. Proc. 426, 55 (1998).
  17. A. Forsman, A. Ng, G. Chiu, and R. M. More, Phys. Rev. E 58, R1248 (1998).
  18. D. Bauer, R. R. E. Salomaa, and P. Mulser, Phys. Rev. E 58, 2436 (1998).
  19. S. V. Bulanov, A. Macchi, and F. Pegoraro, Phys. Rev. Lett. 245, 439 (1998).
  20. D. Giulietti, L. A. Gizzi, A. Giulietti, A. Macchi, D. Teychenné, P. Chessa, A. Rousse, G. Cheriaux, J. P. Chambaret, and G. Darpentigny, Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 3194 (1997).
  21. R. Hässner, W. Theobald, S. Niedermeier, H. Schillinger, and R. Sauerbrey, Opt. Lett. 22, 1491 (1997).
  22. M. V. Ammosov, N. B. Delone, and V. P. Krainov, Sov. Phys. JETP 64, 1191 (1986).
  23. D. Bauer and P. Mulser, Phys. Rev. A (to be published).
  24. J. M. Wallace, D. W. Forslund, J. M. Kindel, G. L. Olson, and J. C. Comly, Phys. Fluids B 3, 2337 (1991).
  25. E. Conejero Jarque and L. Plaja, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 13, 2724 (1996).
  26. M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon, Oxford, UK, 1991).
  27. B. M. Penetrante, J. N. Bardsley, W. M. Wood, C. W. Siders, and M. C. Downer, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 9, 2032 (1992).
  28. A. Bendib, A. Tahraoui, K. Kalache, P. Chessa, and P. Mora, Opt. Commun. 142, 146 (1997).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited