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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 18 — Sep. 4, 2006
  • pp: 8189–8197

Output coupling methods for cavity-based high-harmonic generation

Kevin D. Moll, R. Jason Jones, and Jun Ye  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 18, pp. 8189-8197 (2006)

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We have investigated the coupling efficiency and cavity loss associated with a ring cavity that has a hole in one of the focusing mirrors. The aperture provides a means through which intracavity high-harmonic generation can be coupled from the cavity. By studying different cavity geometries and input modes we have found that the integration of phase-plates on the focusing mirrors provides the best performance in terms of input coupling efficiency, cavity loss, and output-coupling of the generated high harmonic light.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(140.7240) Lasers and laser optics : UV, EUV, and X-ray lasers
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: June 22, 2006
Revised Manuscript: August 15, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: August 16, 2006
Published: September 1, 2006

Kevin D. Moll, R. Jason Jones, and Jun Ye, "Output coupling methods for cavity-based high-harmonic generation," Opt. Express 14, 8189-8197 (2006)

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