OSA's Digital Library

Optics Express

Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 6 — Mar. 12, 2012
  • pp: 6236–6247

Quasi-phase-matching high harmonic generation using trains of pulses produced using an array of birefringent plates

Kevin O’Keeffe, Tom Robinson, and Simon M. Hooker  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 6, pp. 6236-6247 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.006236


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (1050 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

Quasi-phase-matched high harmonic generation using trains of up to 8 counter-propagating pulses is explored. For trains of up to 4 pulses the measured enhancement of the harmonic signal scales with the number of pulses N as (N + 1)2, as expected. However, for trains with N > 4, no further enhancement of the harmonic signal is observed. This effect is ascribed to changes of the coherence length Lc within the generating medium. Techniques for overcoming the variation of Lc are discussed. The pressure dependence of quasi-phase-matching is investigated and the switch from true-phase-matching to quasi-phase-matching is observed.

© 2012 OSA

OCIS Codes
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 11, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 20, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 20, 2012
Published: March 2, 2012

Citation
Kevin O’Keeffe, Tom Robinson, and Simon M. Hooker, "Quasi-phase-matching high harmonic generation using trains of pulses produced using an array of birefringent plates," Opt. Express 20, 6236-6247 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-6-6236


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. J. Seres, E. Seres, A. J. Verhoef, G. Tempea, C. Streli, P. Wobrauschek, V. Yakovlev, A. Scrinzi, C. Spielmann, and F. Krausz, “Laser technology: source of coherent kiloelectronvolt x-rays,” Nature (London)433, 596 (2005). [CrossRef]
  2. E. Gagnon, P. Ranitovic, X.M. Tong, C. L. Cocke, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, and A. S. Sandhu, “Soft x-ray-driven femtosecond molecular dynamics,” Science317, 1374–1378 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. O. Kornilov, C. C. Wang, O. Bünnermann, A. T. Healy, M. Leonard, C. Peng, S. R. Leone, D. M. Neumark, and O. Gessner, “Ultrafast dynamics in helium nanodroplets probed by femtosecond time-resolved EUV photoelectron imaging,” J. Phys. Chem. A114, 1437–1445 (2010). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  4. R. L. Sandberg, A. Paul, D. A. Raymondson, S. Hädrich, D. M. Gaudiosi, J. Holtsnider, R. I. Tobey, O. Cohen, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, C. Song, J. Miao, Y. Liu, and F. Salmassi, “Lensless diffractive imaging using tabletop coherent high-harmonic soft-x-ray beams,” Phys. Rev. Lett.99, 098103 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, Ch. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, N. Milosevic, T. Brabec, P. Corkum, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, “Attosecond metrology,” Nature (London)414, 509–513 (2001). [CrossRef]
  6. A. Rundquist, C. G. Durfee, Z. Chang, C. Herne, S. Backus, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Phase-matched generation of coherent soft x-rays,” Science280, 1412–1415 (1998) [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. J. Seres, V. S. Yakovlev, E. Seres, C. Streli, P. Wobrauschek, C. Spielmann, and F. Krausz, “Coherent superposition of laser-driven soft-x-ray harmonics from successive sources,” Nat. Phys.3, 878–883 (2007). [CrossRef]
  8. A. Willner, F. Tavella, M. Yeung, T. Dzelzainis, C. Kamperidis, M. Bakarezos, D. Adams, M. Schulz, R. Riedel, M. C. Hoffmann, W. Hu, J. Rossbach, M. Drescher, N. A. Papadogiannis, M. Tatarakis, B. Dromey, and M. Zepf, “Coherent control of high harmonic generation via dual-gas multijet arrays,” Phys. Rev. Lett.107, 175002 (2011). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  9. E. A. Gibson, A. Paul, N. Wagner, R. Tobey, D. Gaudiosi, S. Backus, I. P. Christov, A. Aquila, E. M. Gullikson, D. T. Attwood, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Coherent soft x-ray generation in the water window with quasi-phase matching,” Science302, 95–98 (2003). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. M. Zepf, B. Dromey, M. Landreman, P. Foster, and S. M. Hooker, “Bright quasi-phase-matched soft-x-ray harmonic radiation from argon ions,” 99, 143901 (2007).
  11. X. Zhang, A. L. Lytle, T. Popmintchev, X. Zhou, H. C. Kapteyn, M. M. Murnane, and O. Cohen, “Quasi-phasematching and quantum-path control of high-harmonic generation using counterpropagating light,” Nat. Phys.3, 270–275 (2007). [CrossRef]
  12. A. L. Lytle, X. Zhang, R. L. Sandberg, O. Cohen, H. C. Kapteyn, and M. M. Murnane, “Quasi-phase matching and characterization of high-order harmonic generation in hollow waveguides using counterpropagating light,” Opt. Express16, 6544–6566 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  13. A. L. Lytle, X. Zhang, P. Arpin, O. Cohen, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Quasi-phase matching of high-order harmonic generation at high photon energies using counterpropagating pulses,” Opt. Lett.33, 174–176 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  14. J. Peatross, S. Voronov, and I. Prokopovich, “Selective zoning of high harmonic emission using counter-propagating light,” Opt. Express1, 114–125 (1997) [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  15. M. Landreman, K. OKeeffe, T. Robinson, M. Zepf, B. Dromey, and S. M. Hooker, “Comparison of parallel and perpendicular polarized counterpropagating light for suppressing high harmonic generation,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B24, 2421–2427 (2007). [CrossRef]
  16. A. Bahabad, M. Murnane, and H.C. Kapteyn, “Quasi-phase-matching of momentum and energy in nonlinear optical processes,” Nat. Photonics4, 570–575 (2010) [CrossRef]
  17. B. Dromey, M. Zepf, M. Landreman, K. OKeeffe, T. Robinson, and S. M. Hooker, “Generation of a train of ultrashort pulses from a compact birefringent crystal array,” Appl. Opt.46, 5142–5146 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  18. T. Robinson, K. OKeeffe, M. Zepf, B. Dromey, and S. M. Hooker, “Generation and control of ultrafast pulse trains for quasi-phase-matching high-harmonic generation,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B27, 763–772 (2010). [CrossRef]
  19. The Center for X-Ray Optics website: [ www.cxro.lbl.gov ].
  20. A. L. Lytle, X. Zhang, J. Peatross, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, and O. Cohen, “Probe of high-order harmonic generation in a hollow waveguide geometry using counterpropagating light,” Phys. Rev. Lett.98, 123904 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  21. K. OKeeffe, T. Robinson, and S. M. Hooker, “Generation and control of chirped, ultrafast pulse trains,” J. Opt.12, 015201 (2010).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited