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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2006
  • pp: 3306–3308

Anomalous enhancement of a single high-order harmonic by using a laser-ablation tin plume at 47 nm

Masayuki Suzuki, Motoyoshi Baba, Rashid Ganeev, Hiroto Kuroda, and Tsuneyuki Ozaki  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 22, pp. 3306-3308 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.003306


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Abstract

We have successfully demonstrated intensity enhancement of a single high-order harmonic at a wavelength of 46.76 nm by using low-ionized tin ions in a laser-ablation plume as the nonlinear medium. The ablation plume was produced by irradiating a solid tin target with a 10 mJ energy picosecond laser pulse. Strong 17th-harmonic generation at a wavelength of 46.76 nm was observed with a conversion efficiency of about 10 4 . We attribute the strong enhancement of the single high-order harmonic to multiphoton resonance with a strong radiative transition of the Sn II ion.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 19, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: August 11, 2006
Published: October 26, 2006

Citation
Masayuki Suzuki, Motoyoshi Baba, Rashid Ganeev, Hiroto Kuroda, and Tsuneyuki Ozaki, "Anomalous enhancement of a single high-order harmonic by using a laser-ablation tin plume at 47 nm," Opt. Lett. 31, 3306-3308 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-22-3306


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