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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 17 — Aug. 17, 2009
  • pp: 15061–15067

Wavelength effect on atomic and molecular high harmonic generation driven by a tunable infrared parametric source

Pengfei Wei, Chunmei Zhang, Candong Liu, Yansui Huang, Yuxin Leng, Peng Liu, Yinghui Zheng, Zhinan Zeng, Ruxin Li, and Zhizhan Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 17, pp. 15061-15067 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.015061


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Abstract

We experimentally investigate the wavelength effect on high-order harmonic generation (HHG) in CH4 molecules and Xe atoms driven by a tunable infrared parametric source, and observe that the molecular HHG around the vibrational resonance is more sensitive to the driver wavelength than HHG from an atomic gas with comparable ionization potential. The results can be attributed to the light nuclear motion induced by the driving laser field, and it becomes possible to control the proton vibration in the molecular HHG by tuning the infrared wavelength of the driving laser.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(020.2649) Atomic and molecular physics : Strong field laser physics

ToC Category:
Atomic and Molecular Physics

History
Original Manuscript: June 19, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 30, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 4, 2009
Published: August 10, 2009

Citation
Pengfei Wei, Chunmei Zhang, Candong Liu, Yansui Huang, Yuxin Leng, Peng Liu, Yinghui Zheng, Zhinan Zeng, Ruxin Li, and Zhizhan Xu, "Wavelength effect on atomic and molecular high harmonic generation driven by a tunable infrared parametric source," Opt. Express 17, 15061-15067 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-17-15061


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