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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 4 — Feb. 14, 2011
  • pp: 3077–3085

Multi-µJ coherent extreme ultraviolet source generated from carbon using the plasma harmonic method

L. B. Elouga Bom, Y. Pertot, V. R. Bhardwaj, and T. Ozaki  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 4, pp. 3077-3085 (2011)

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We demonstrate intense high-order harmonic generation from plasma that is created from different carbon targets. We obtain high-order harmonic energy in the multi-microjoule range for each harmonic order from the 11th to the 17th harmonic. By analyzing the target morphology and the plasma composition, we conclude that the intense harmonics from the bulk carbon targets originate from nanoparticles target.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: October 7, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 19, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 24, 2010
Published: February 2, 2011

L. B. Elouga Bom, Y. Pertot, V. R. Bhardwaj, and T. Ozaki, "Multi-µJ coherent extreme ultraviolet source generated from carbon using the plasma harmonic method," Opt. Express 19, 3077-3085 (2011)

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