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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2008
  • pp: 1099–1101

Efficient output coupling of intracavity high-harmonic generation

D. C. Yost, T. R. Schibli, and Jun Ye  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 10, pp. 1099-1101 (2008)

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We demonstrate a novel technique for coupling extreme-ultraviolet (XUV) harmonic radiation out of a femtosecond enhancement cavity. We use a small-period diffraction grating etched directly into the surface of a dielectric mirror. For the fundamental light, this element acts as a high reflector. For harmonic wavelengths, it acts as a diffraction grating, coupling XUV radiation out of the cavity. Using this method, we observed the third through twenty-first odd harmonics with a dramatic increase in usable power over previous results of high-harmonic generation at high repetition rates.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7240) Lasers and laser optics : UV, EUV, and X-ray lasers
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: March 11, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 8, 2008
Published: May 13, 2008

D. C. Yost, T. R. Schibli, and Jun Ye, "Efficient output coupling of intracavity high-harmonic generation," Opt. Lett. 33, 1099-1101 (2008)

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