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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 18 — Aug. 31, 2009
  • pp: 16177–16182

Generation of high-order harmonics with ultra-short pulses from filamentation

Daniel S. Steingrube, Emilia Schulz, Thomas Binhammer, Tobias Vockerodt, Uwe Morgner, and Milutin Kovačev  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 18, pp. 16177-16182 (2009)

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7-fs-pulses with 0.3 mJ are obtained after filamentation in argon and compression by double-chirped-mirrors. These pulses are used to generate high-order harmonics in a semi-infinite gas cell in different noble gases. Spectral broadening of high-order harmonics in xenon and argon is observed. In neon, an extended continuous cut-off region down to 10 nm (124 eV) is observed which is to the best of our knowledge the highest cut-off energy obtained by filamented pulses. Our result suggests the feasibility of single attosecond-pulse-generation at both high photon flux and high cut-off energy.

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OCIS Codes
(020.4180) Atomic and molecular physics : Multiphoton processes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: March 20, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 24, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 25, 2009
Published: August 27, 2009

Daniel S. Steingrube, Emilia Schulz, Thomas Binhammer, Tobias Vockerodt, Uwe Morgner, and Milutin Kovacev, "Generation of high-order harmonics with ultra-short pulses from filamentation," Opt. Express 17, 16177-16182 (2009)

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