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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 16 — Aug. 7, 2006
  • pp: 7230–7237

Generation of extreme ultraviolet continuum radiation driven by a sub-10-fs two-color field

Yu Oishi, Masanori Kaku, Akira Suda, Fumihiko Kannari, and Katsumi Midorikawa  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 16, pp. 7230-7237 (2006)

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We have proposed and demonstrated a novel approach for generating high-energy extreme-ultraviolet (XUV) continuum radiation. When a two-color laser field consisting of a sub-10-fs fundamental and its parallel-polarized second harmonic was applied to high-order harmonic generation in argon, a continuum spectrum centered at 30 nm was successfully obtained with an energy as high as 10 nJ. This broadband emission indicates the possibility of generating intense single attosecond pulses in the XUV region.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: June 2, 2006
Revised Manuscript: July 19, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: July 20, 2006
Published: August 7, 2006

Yu Oishi, Masanori Kaku, Akira Suda, Fumihiko Kannari, and Katsumi Midorikawa, "Generation of extreme ultraviolet continuum radiation driven by a sub-10-fs two-color field," Opt. Express 14, 7230-7237 (2006)

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