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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 6 — Mar. 24, 2014
  • pp: 7145–7153

Quasi-phase-matching of only even-order high harmonics

Tzvi Diskin and Oren Cohen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 6, pp. 7145-7153 (2014)

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High harmonic spectrum of a quasi-monochromatic pump that interacts with isotropic media consists of only odd-order harmonics. Addition of a secondary pump, e.g. a static field or the second harmonic of the primary pump, can results with generation of both odd and even harmonics of the primary pump. We propose a method for quasi-phase matching of only the even-order harmonics of the primary pump. We formulate a theory for this process and demonstrate it numerically. We also show that it leads to attosecond pulse trains with constant carrier envelop phase and high repetition rate.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: December 27, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 28, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 28, 2014
Published: March 19, 2014

Tzvi Diskin and Oren Cohen, "Quasi-phase-matching of only even-order high harmonics," Opt. Express 22, 7145-7153 (2014)

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