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Anne L'Huillier

Anne l'Huillier

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Anne L'Huillier

Influence of ellipticity on harmonic generation

Author

  • K. S. Budil
  • P. Salières
  • M. D. Perry
  • Anne L'Huillier

Summary, in English

We present results of experiments testing the influence of elliptical polarization on the production of high-order harmonics. Experiments were conducted both with a 600-nm, 1-psec dye laser and with an 825-nm, 140-fsec Cr:LiSAF6 (Cr:LiSAF) laser system, over a wide range of intensities and target gases (xenon, argon, and neon), using a detection system with a dynamical range of more than three orders of magnitude. The decrease of the harmonic strength with the ellipticity of the pump beam is rather slow for the low-order harmonics, and becomes much steeper for the high-order harmonics. We compare some of these data with the predictions of lowest-order perturbation theory.

Publishing year

1993-11-01

Language

English

Pages

3437-3440

Publication/Series

Physical Review A

Volume

48

Issue

5

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

American Physical Society

Topic

  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1050-2947