OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters


  • 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)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (424 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



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

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

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)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. R. Lichters, J. Meyer-terVehn, and A. Pukhov, Phys. Plasmas 3, 3425 (1996). [CrossRef]
  2. T. Baeva, S. Gordienko, and A. Pukhov, Phys. Rev. E 74, 046404 (2006). [CrossRef]
  3. M. Geissler, S. Rykovanov, J. Schreiber, J. Meyer-ter Vehn, and G. D. Tsakiris, New J. Phys. 9, 218 (2007). [CrossRef]
  4. B. Dromey, S. Kar, C. Bellei, D. C. Carroll, R. J. Clarke, J. S. Green, S. Kneip, K. Markey, S. R. Nagel, P. T. Simpson, L. Willingale, P. McKenna, D. Neely, Z. Najmudin, K. Krushelnick, P. A. Norreys, and M. Zepf, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 085001 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. Y. Nomura, R. Hörlein, P. Tzallas, B. Dromey, S. Rykovanov, Z. Major, J. Osterhoff, S. Karsch, L. Veisz, M. Zepf, D. Charalambidis, F. Krausz, and G. D. Tsakiris, Nat. Phys. 5, 124 (2009). [CrossRef]
  6. R. Hörlein, S. G. Rykovanov, B. Dromey, Y. Nomura, D. Adams, M. Geissler, M. Zepf, F. Krausz, and G. D. Tsakiris, Eur. Phys. J. D 55, 475 (2009). [CrossRef]
  7. S. G. Rykovanov, M. Geissler, J. Meyer-ter Vehn, and G. D. Tsakiris, New J. Phys. 10, 025025 (2008). [CrossRef]
  8. C. Thaury and F. Quéré, J. Phys. B 43, 213001 (2010). [CrossRef]
  9. R. Neutze, R. Wouts, D. van der Spoel, E. Weckert, and J. Hajdu, Nature 406, 752 (2000). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, C. Spielmann, G. Reider, N. Milosevic, T. Brabec, P. Corkum, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, Nature 414, 509 (2001). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  11. L. Poletto, F. Frassetto, and P. Villoresi, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, B133 (2008). [CrossRef]
  12. M. Hutley, Diffraction Gratings (Academic, 1982).
  13. S. G. Rykovanov, H. Ruhl, J. Meyer-ter Vehn, R. Hörlein, B. Dromey, M. Zepf, and G. D. Tsakiris, New J. Phys. 13, 023008 (2011). [CrossRef]
  14. E. Loewen, M. Nevière, and D. Maystre, Appl. Opt. 16, 2711 (1977). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
Fig. 4

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited