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Quasi-phase-matched high harmonic generation in hollow core photonic crystal fibers

H. Ren, A. Nazarkin, J. Nold, and P. St.J. Russell  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 21, pp. 17052-17059 (2008)

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The potential of hollow core photonic crystal fiber as a nonlinear gas cell for efficient high harmonic generation is discussed. The feasibility of phase-matching this process by modulating the phase of ionization electrons using a counter-propagating laser field is shown. In this way, harmonics with energies of several hundreds of eV can be produced using fs-laser pump pulses of µJ energy.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: August 18, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 23, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 1, 2008
Published: October 10, 2008

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Vol. 3, Iss. 12 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

H. Ren, A. Nazarkin, J. Nold, and Philip S. Russell, "Quasi-phase-matched high harmonic generation in hollow core photonic crystal fibers," Opt. Express 16, 17052-17059 (2008)

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