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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2007
  • pp: 2714–2716

Enhancement of high-harmonic generation by laser-induced cluster vibration

Yen-Mu Chen, Ming-Yu Hsu, Yi-Hsian Hsieh, Jiunn-Yuan Lin, Jyhpyng Wang, and Szu-yuan Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 18, pp. 2714-2716 (2007)

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Sharp periodic enhancement of high-harmonic generation synchronized to prepulse-induced cluster vibration is observed. Tenfold enhancement of high-harmonic-generation efficiency is achieved by optimal selection of the prepulse–pump delay. This strong correlation between high-harmonic generation and cluster vibration also provides a new tool for studying the vibrational dynamics of nanometer atomic clusters.

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OCIS Codes
(120.7280) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Vibration analysis
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: June 29, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 9, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 15, 2007
Published: September 11, 2007

Yen-Mu Chen, Ming-Yu Hsu, Yi-Hsian Hsieh, Jiunn-Yuan Lin, Jyhpyng Wang, and Szu-yuan Chen, "Enhancement of high-harmonic generation by laser-induced cluster vibration," Opt. Lett. 32, 2714-2716 (2007)

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