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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 13 — Jun. 22, 2009
  • pp: 11217–11229

Analytic scaling analysis of high harmonic generation conversion efficiency

E. L. Falcão-Filho, V. M. Gkortsas, Ariel Gordon, and Franz X. Kärtner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 13, pp. 11217-11229 (2009)

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Closed form expressions for the high harmonic generation (HHG) conversion efficiency are obtained for the plateau and cutoff regions. The presented formulas eliminate most of the computational complexity related to HHG simulations, and enable a detailed scaling analysis of HHG efficiency as a function of drive laser parameters and material properties. Moreover, in the total absence of any fitting procedure, the results show excellent agreement with experimental data reported in the literature. Thus, this paper opens new pathways for the global optimization problem of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) sources based on HHG.

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OCIS Codes
(260.7200) Physical optics : Ultraviolet, extreme
(020.2649) Atomic and molecular physics : Strong field laser physics

ToC Category:
Atomic and Molecular Physics

Original Manuscript: May 1, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 29, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 30, 2009
Published: June 19, 2009

E. L. Falcão-Filho, V. M. Gkortsas, Ariel Gordon, and Franz X. Kärtner, "Analytic scaling analysis of high harmonic generation conversion efficiency," Opt. Express 17, 11217-11229 (2009)

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