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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2012
  • pp: 3286–3292

High-order harmonic generation of picosecond laser radiation in carbon-containing plasmas

Rashid A. Ganeev, Ganjaboy S. Boltaev, Nasrullo K. Satlikov, Ilya A. Kulagin, Renat I. Tugushev, and Timurbek Usmanov  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 29, Issue 12, pp. 3286-3292 (2012)

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A study of the high-order harmonic generation of picosecond laser radiation in the carbon-containing plasmas is reported. The materials studied for plasma formation were the graphite, glassy carbon, pyrographite, boron carbide, silicon carbide, and pencil lead. We show that picosecond pulses (t=38ps) can be efficiently converted in the short wavelength range using the laser-produced plasmas. We also demonstrate the resonance-induced enhancement of the seventh harmonic of Nd:YAG laser (152 nm), which few times exceeded the intensity of the fifth harmonic.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: July 24, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 5, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 15, 2012
Published: November 13, 2012

Rashid A. Ganeev, Ganjaboy S. Boltaev, Nasrullo K. Satlikov, Ilya A. Kulagin, Renat I. Tugushev, and Timurbek Usmanov, "High-order harmonic generation of picosecond laser radiation in carbon-containing plasmas," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 3286-3292 (2012)

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