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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 1 — Mar. 25, 2009
  • pp: 15–21

High-harmonic Generation from Solid Surface Using an Oscillating Mirror Model and Plasma Mirror System for High Contrast Laser Pulse

I-Jong Kim, Il-Woo Choi, Karol Adam Janulewicz, and Jong-Min Lee  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of the Optical Society of Korea, Vol. 13, Issue 1, pp. 15-21 (2009)

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High-order harmonic generation from a solid surface affected by the contrast of a laser pulse was studied using an oscillating mirror model. High-order harmonics generated from solid surfaces have unusual properties such as spectral redshift, and an intensity difference between even- and odd-order harmonics which is not reported for high-order harmonics generated by a gas medium. We confirmed that high-order harmonics from solid surfaces have selectivity of polarization as well as cut-off extension and the enhancement of conversion efficiency proportional to laser intensity. And the principle of operation and the characteristics of a plasma mirror system developed for achieving high contrast laser pulses to pursue the experimental realization of high-harmonic generation from solid surfaces are reported. Energy fluence on the plasma mirrors is tunable between <TEX>$10\;J/cm^2$</TEX> and <TEX>$1000\;J/cm^2$</TEX> and around 1000 shots are available before the plasma mirrors require replacement.

© 2009 Optical Society of Korea

OCIS Codes
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation
(320.7080) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast devices
(340.7480) X-ray optics : X-rays, soft x-rays, extreme ultraviolet (EUV)
(020.2649) Atomic and molecular physics : Strong field laser physics

Original Manuscript: January 5, 2009
Revised Manuscript: February 17, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 27, 2009
Published: March 25, 2009

I-Jong Kim, Il-Woo Choi, Karol Adam Janulewicz, and Jong-Min Lee, "High-harmonic Generation from Solid Surface Using an Oscillating Mirror Model and Plasma Mirror System for High Contrast Laser Pulse," J. Opt. Soc. Korea 13, 15-21 (2009)

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