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Strong increase in the efficiency of high-order harmonic generation using counter-propagating laser pulses
Author(s): I. P. Prokopovich; A. A. Khrutchinsky; D. Yu Churmakov; Justin Peatross; Alexander A. Apolonski
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Paper Abstract

We present results of computer simulations showing dramatic increases in the production and intensity of high-order harmonics (in the cutoff region) in rare gases interacting with counter-propagating pulses. Using two different models of medium, classical anharmonic oscillators (for Ne, Ar, Kr) as well as quantum oscillators (for Ne+, Ar+, Kr+), we demonstrate the increase of efficiency by four and by six orders in these models, respectively. This is at least by two orders of magnitude more than obtained with other methods.

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Date Published: 29 May 2002
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4752, ICONO 2001: Ultrafast Phenomena and Strong Laser Fields, (29 May 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.469107
Show Author Affiliations
I. P. Prokopovich, Belarussian State Univ. (Belarus)
A. A. Khrutchinsky, Belarussian State Univ. (Belarus)
D. Yu Churmakov, Belarussian State Univ. (Belarus)
Justin Peatross, Brigham Young Univ. (United States)
Alexander A. Apolonski, Institute of Automation and Electrometry (Austria)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4752:
ICONO 2001: Ultrafast Phenomena and Strong Laser Fields

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