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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)

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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.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 3, 1992
Revised Manuscript: April 20, 1992
Published: December 1, 1992

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)

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  1. For a recent collection of papers on the subject see, for example, K. Kulander, A. L’Huillier, eds., feature on the theory of high-order processes in atoms in intense laser fields, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B7, 401–688 (1990).
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  5. Although the energy difference between both states is usually indicated by ω10in the two-level atom literature, we used the symbol ωT to avoid confusion with w10, the tenth component of the Fourier expansion of the population inversion.

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