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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 23 — Nov. 7, 2011
  • pp: 23483–23493

Power optimization of XUV frequency combs for spectroscopy applications [Invited]

D. C. Yost, A. Cingöz, T. K. Allison, A. Ruehl, M. E. Fermann, I. Hartl, and J. Ye  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 23, pp. 23483-23493 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.023483


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Abstract

We address technical impediments to the generation of high-photon flux XUV frequency combs through cavity-enhanced high harmonic generation. These difficulties arise from mirror damage, cavity nonlinearity, the intracavity plasma generated during the HHG process, and imperfect phase-matching. By eliminating or minimizing each of these effects we have developed a system capable of generating > 200 μW and delivering ~20 μW of average power for each spectrally separated harmonic (wavelengths ranging from 50 nm - 120 nm), to actual comb-based spectroscopy experiments.

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OCIS Codes
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(300.6540) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, ultraviolet

ToC Category:
Frequency Conversion, Combs and Nonlinear Waveguides

History
Original Manuscript: September 19, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 26, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 27, 2011
Published: November 2, 2011

Virtual Issues
Nonlinear Optics (2011) Optical Materials Express

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D. C. Yost, A. Cingöz, T. K. Allison, A. Ruehl, M. E. Fermann, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, "Power optimization of XUV frequency combs for spectroscopy applications [Invited]," Opt. Express 19, 23483-23493 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-23-23483


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