We report an experimental study on the control of the high-order harmonic wave front through the adjustment of the wave front of the fundamental infrared laser. We have applied different levels of astigmatism to the IR beam via the use of a deformable mirror placed before the lens, and demonstrated that there exists a correlation between the IR and the high harmonic wave fronts.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
High-field Short Wavelengths
Original Manuscript: November 30, 2007
Revised Manuscript: May 26, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: May 27, 2008
Published: June 27, 2008
Constance Valentin, Julien Gautier, Jean-Philippe Goddet, Christoph Hauri, Tatiana Marchenko, Evaggelos Papalazarou, Gilles Rey, Stéphane Sebban, Ophélie Scrick, Philippe Zeitoun, Guillaume Dovillaire, Xavier Levecq, Samuel Bucourt, and Marta Fajardo, "High-order harmonic wave fronts generated with controlled astigmatic infrared laser," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, B161-B166 (2008)