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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2011
  • pp: 2333–2335

Angularly separated harmonic generation from intense laser interaction with blazed diffraction gratings

M. Yeung, M. Zepf, M. Geissler, and B. Dromey  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 12, pp. 2333-2335 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.002333


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Abstract

We made numerical simulations of the generation of narrowband beams of extreme ultraviolet radiation from intense laser interaction with a blazed grating surface. Strong fifth harmonic emission into its blazed diffraction order was observed as well as heavy suppression of the fundamental frequency with comparison to a typical harmonic spectrum from a flat target. The results demonstrate a new highly efficient method of generating near-monochromatic harmonics from the fundamental with minimal effect on the pulse duration.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(350.2770) Other areas of optics : Gratings
(350.5400) Other areas of optics : Plasmas

ToC Category:
Plasma Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 10, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 19, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 21, 2011
Published: June 15, 2011

Citation
M. Yeung, M. Zepf, M. Geissler, and B. Dromey, "Angularly separated harmonic generation from intense laser interaction with blazed diffraction gratings," Opt. Lett. 36, 2333-2335 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-12-2333


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