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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 9 — Apr. 28, 2008
  • pp: 6544–6566

Quasi-phase matching and characterization of high-order harmonic generation in hollow waveguides using counterpropagating light

Amy L. Lytle, Xiaoshi Zhang, Richard L. Sandberg, Oren Cohen, Henry C. Kapteyn, and Margaret M. Murnane  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 9, pp. 6544-6566 (2008)

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We review recent experimental and theoretical work on the use of counterpropagating light to enhance high-order harmonic generation through all-optical quasi-phase matching. Also presented is a new technique for measuring the coherence of high harmonics in the nonlinear medium. This information is crucial for understanding the process of harmonic generation over extended distances, as well as for effective enhancement using quasi-phase matching techniques.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
High Field and Attosecond Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: January 28, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 15, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 19, 2008
Published: April 24, 2008

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Amy L. Lytle, Xiaoshi Zhang, Richard L. Sandberg, Oren Cohen, Henry C. Kapteyn, and Margaret M. Murnane, "Quasi-phase matching and characterization of high-order harmonic generation in hollow waveguides using counterpropagating light," Opt. Express 16, 6544-6566 (2008)

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