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Anne L'Huillier

Anne l'Huillier

Professor

Anne L'Huillier

Theory of high-order harmonic generation by an elliptically polarized laser field

Author

  • P Antoine
  • Anne L'Huillier
  • M Lewenstein
  • P Salieres
  • B Carre

Summary, in English

We generalize a recently formulated theory of high-order harmonic generation by low-frequency laser fields [Anne L'Huillier et al., Phys. Rev. A 48, R3433 (1993)] to the case of an elliptically polarized light. Our theoretical description includes both the single-atom response and propagation. Phase matching significantly modifies the results obtained in the single-atom response. The results of our calculations, including propagation for both the intensity and polarization properties of harmonics as a function of laser ellipticity, compare very well with recent experimental observations.

Department/s

  • Atomic Physics

Publishing year

1996

Language

English

Pages

1725-1745

Publication/Series

Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics)

Volume

53

Issue

3

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

American Physical Society

Topic

  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1050-2947