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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 10 — Nov. 9, 1998
  • pp: 360–365

Dispersion-controlled hollow core fiber for phase matched harmonic generation

Ivan P. Christov, Henry C. Kapteyn, and Margaret M. Murnane  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 3, Issue 10, pp. 360-365 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.3.000360


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Abstract

We describe theoretically the performance of a new design for quasi-phase matched harmonic generation in a gas medium. A hollow core fiber in which thin glass plates are periodically introduced allows good phase control of the fundamental light. The generated x-rays are transmitted through small holes in the plates. An increase of the harmonic yield of up to three orders of magnitude is predicted as a result of the structure. This design can be considered as a phase-locked travelling-wave x-ray laser.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: October 19, 1998
Revised Manuscript: October 16, 1998
Published: November 9, 1998

Citation
Ivan Christov, Henry Kapteyn, and Margaret Murnane, "Dispersion-controlled hollow core fiber for phase matched harmonic generation," Opt. Express 3, 360-365 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-3-10-360


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