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  • Vol. 9, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 1992
  • pp: 2210–2213

Adiabatic theory for high-order harmonic generation in a two-level atom

Luis Plaja and Luis Roso-Franco  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 9, Issue 12, pp. 2210-2213 (1992)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.9.002210


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Abstract

Coherent high-order harmonic generation by an isolated two-level system is studied. A perturbative theory for the adiabatic regime is presented; the theory describes the plateau structure found experimentally in noble gases. Numerical results, without the rotating-wave approximation, are used to check the analytical predictions.

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Luis Plaja and Luis Roso-Franco, "Adiabatic theory for high-order harmonic generation in a two-level atom," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 9, 2210-2213 (1992)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-9-12-2210


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References

  1. For a recent collection of papers on the subject see, for example, K. Kulander and A. L'Huillier, eds., feature on the theory of high-order processes in atoms in intense laser fields, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 7, 401–688 (1990).
  2. J. H. Eberly, Q. Su, J. Javanainen, K. C. Kulander, B. W. Shore, and L. Roso-Franco, J. Mod. Opt. 36, 829 (1989).
  3. J. H. Eberly, J. Javanainen, and K. Rza̦żewski, Phys. Rep. 204, 331 (1991).
  4. B. Sundaram and P. W. Milonni, Phys. Rev. A 41, 6571RC (1990).
  5. Although the energy difference between both states is usually indicated by ω10 in the two-level atom literature, we used the symbol ωT to avoid confusion with ω10, the tenth component of the Fourier expansion of the population inversion.

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