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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2013
  • pp: 4026–4029

Spectral characterization of laser-driven solid-based high harmonics in the coherent wake emission regime

J. van Tilborg, B. H. Shaw, T. Sokollik, S. Rykovanov, S. Monchocé, F. Quéré, Ph. Martin, A. Malvache, and W. P. Leemans  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 20, pp. 4026-4029 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.004026


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Abstract

Laser-produced surface high-harmonic generation is an attractive source of extreme ultraviolet radiation due to its coherent properties and high peak power. By operating at subrelativistic laser intensities in the coherent wake emission regime, the harmonic spectrum was experimentally studied versus laser properties. At higher laser intensities (>1017W/cm2) a higher spectral cutoff was observed, with accompanying blueshifting and spectral broadening of the individual orders. A model based on an expanding critical surface provides qualitative agreement with the observations.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4350) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics at surfaces
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 17, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 5, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 5, 2013
Published: October 4, 2013

Citation
J. van Tilborg, B. H. Shaw, T. Sokollik, S. Rykovanov, S. Monchocé, F. Quéré, Ph. Martin, A. Malvache, and W. P. Leemans, "Spectral characterization of laser-driven solid-based high harmonics in the coherent wake emission regime," Opt. Lett. 38, 4026-4029 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-20-4026


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