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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 1 — Jan. 3, 2011
  • pp: 147–154

Two-center interference during the high harmonic generation in aligned O2 molecules

Pengfei Wei, Yongli Yu, Xiaodong Guo, Xiaochun Ge, Peng Liu, Zhinan Zeng, and Ruxin Li  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 1, pp. 147-154 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.000147


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Abstract

We experimentally investigate the angular distribution and the laser intensity dependence of the two-center interference in high-order harmonic generation (HHG) from O2 molecules by comparing with CO2 molecules. Through the measurement of both the temporal evolution and the angular distribution of HHG, the characteristic enhancement and suppression are observed, which can be well explained by the modified interference model. Furthermore, we demonstrate that the spectral region of the constructive enhancement in aligned O2 molecules can be shifted by tuning the driving laser intensity.

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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:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 11, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 6, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 13, 2010
Published: December 21, 2010

Citation
Pengfei Wei, Yongli Yu, Xiaodong Guo, Xiaochun Ge, Peng Liu, Zhinan Zeng, and Ruxin Li, "Two-center interference during the high harmonic generation in aligned O2 molecules," Opt. Express 19, 147-154 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-1-147


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