We present a method for the optimization of high-order harmonic generation based on wave-front correction of the driving laser beam. The technique exploits wave-front adaptive control by means of a deformable mirror, governed by an optimization procedure.
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Paolo Villoresi, Stefano Bonora, Michele Pascolini, Luca Poletto, Giuseppe Tondello, Caterina Vozzi, Mauro Nisoli, Giuseppe Sansone, Salvatore Stagira, and Sandro De Silvestri, "Optimization of high-order harmonic generation by adaptive control of a sub-10-fs pulse wave front," Opt. Lett. 29, 207-209 (2004)