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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 10 — May. 9, 2011
  • pp: 9986–9994

Spatial coherence control of xuv supercontinuum generation by two-color laser field

Shaoyi Wang, Weiyi Hong, Qingbin Zhang, Kunlong Liu, Xiaosong Zhu, and Peixiang Lu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 10, pp. 9986-9994 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.009986


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Abstract

We investigate the spatial characteristics of xuv supercontinuum generation in the two-color laser field consisting of a fundamental and a weak second harmonic field. By optimizing the synthesized two-color field, the spatial profile of the xuv supercontinuum varies from annular-like to Gaussian-like and then the spatial quality is improved effectively, which is beneficial for its potential applications. Moreover, our calculation shows that the spatial quality of the supercontinuum is stable when the intensity of the controlling field varies in the acceptable fluctuation.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 10, 2011
Revised Manuscript: April 4, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 5, 2011
Published: May 6, 2011

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Shaoyi Wang, Weiyi Hong, Qingbin Zhang, Kunlong Liu, Xiaosong Zhu, and Peixiang Lu, "Spatial coherence control of xuv supercontinuum generation by two-color laser field," Opt. Express 19, 9986-9994 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-10-9986


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