Abstract

We have investigated the coupling efficiency and cavity loss associated with a ring cavity that has a hole in one of the focusing mirrors. The aperture provides a means through which intracavity high-harmonic generation can be coupled from the cavity. By studying different cavity geometries and input modes we have found that the integration of phase-plates on the focusing mirrors provides the best performance in terms of input coupling efficiency, cavity loss, and output-coupling of the generated high harmonic light.

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2006 (2)

M.J. Thorpe, K.D. Moll, R.J. Jones, B. Safdi, and J. Ye, "Broadband cavity ringdown spectroscopy for sensitive and rapid molecular detection," Science 311, 1595 (2006).
[CrossRef]

F.O. Ilday and F.X. Kartner, "Cavity-enhanced optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification," Opt. Lett. 31, 637 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005 (4)

R.J. Jones, K.D. Moll, M.J. Thorpe, and J. Ye, "Phase-coherent frequency combs in the EUV via high-harmonic generation inside a femtosecond enhancement cavity," Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 193201 (2005).
[CrossRef]

C. Gohle,  et al., "A frequency comb in the extreme ultraviolet," Nature 436, 234 (2005).
[CrossRef]

M.J. Thorpe, R.J. Jones, K.D. Moll, J. Ye, and R. Lalezari, "Precise measurements of optical cavity dispersion and mirror coating properties via femtosecond combs," Opt. Express 13, 882 (2005).
[CrossRef]

K.D. Moll, R.J. Jones and J. Ye, "Nonlinear dynamics inside femtosecond enhancement cavities," Opt. Express 13, 1672 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004 (1)

2003 (1)

S.V. Fomichev, P. Breger, and P. Agostini, "Far-field distribution of third-harmonic generation by two crossed beams," Appl. Phys. B 76, 621 (2003).

2002 (1)

S.V. Fomichev, P. Breger, B. Carre, P. Agostini, and D.F. Zaretsky, "Non-collinear high-harmonic generation," Laser Phys. 12, 383 (2002).

1994 (2)

Agostini, P.

S.V. Fomichev, P. Breger, and P. Agostini, "Far-field distribution of third-harmonic generation by two crossed beams," Appl. Phys. B 76, 621 (2003).

S.V. Fomichev, P. Breger, B. Carre, P. Agostini, and D.F. Zaretsky, "Non-collinear high-harmonic generation," Laser Phys. 12, 383 (2002).

Breger, P.

S.V. Fomichev, P. Breger, and P. Agostini, "Far-field distribution of third-harmonic generation by two crossed beams," Appl. Phys. B 76, 621 (2003).

S.V. Fomichev, P. Breger, B. Carre, P. Agostini, and D.F. Zaretsky, "Non-collinear high-harmonic generation," Laser Phys. 12, 383 (2002).

Carre, B.

S.V. Fomichev, P. Breger, B. Carre, P. Agostini, and D.F. Zaretsky, "Non-collinear high-harmonic generation," Laser Phys. 12, 383 (2002).

Chaloupka, J.L.

Fomichev, S.V.

S.V. Fomichev, P. Breger, and P. Agostini, "Far-field distribution of third-harmonic generation by two crossed beams," Appl. Phys. B 76, 621 (2003).

S.V. Fomichev, P. Breger, B. Carre, P. Agostini, and D.F. Zaretsky, "Non-collinear high-harmonic generation," Laser Phys. 12, 383 (2002).

Gohle, C.

C. Gohle,  et al., "A frequency comb in the extreme ultraviolet," Nature 436, 234 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Ilday, F.O.

Jones, R.J.

M.J. Thorpe, K.D. Moll, R.J. Jones, B. Safdi, and J. Ye, "Broadband cavity ringdown spectroscopy for sensitive and rapid molecular detection," Science 311, 1595 (2006).
[CrossRef]

R.J. Jones, K.D. Moll, M.J. Thorpe, and J. Ye, "Phase-coherent frequency combs in the EUV via high-harmonic generation inside a femtosecond enhancement cavity," Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 193201 (2005).
[CrossRef]

K.D. Moll, R.J. Jones and J. Ye, "Nonlinear dynamics inside femtosecond enhancement cavities," Opt. Express 13, 1672 (2005).
[CrossRef]

M.J. Thorpe, R.J. Jones, K.D. Moll, J. Ye, and R. Lalezari, "Precise measurements of optical cavity dispersion and mirror coating properties via femtosecond combs," Opt. Express 13, 882 (2005).
[CrossRef]

R.J. Jones and J. Ye, "High-repetition-rate coherent femtosecond pulse amplification with an external passive optical cavity," Opt. Lett. 29, 2812 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Kartner, F.X.

Lalezari, R.

Meyerhofer, D.D.

Moll, K.D.

M.J. Thorpe, K.D. Moll, R.J. Jones, B. Safdi, and J. Ye, "Broadband cavity ringdown spectroscopy for sensitive and rapid molecular detection," Science 311, 1595 (2006).
[CrossRef]

R.J. Jones, K.D. Moll, M.J. Thorpe, and J. Ye, "Phase-coherent frequency combs in the EUV via high-harmonic generation inside a femtosecond enhancement cavity," Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 193201 (2005).
[CrossRef]

K.D. Moll, R.J. Jones and J. Ye, "Nonlinear dynamics inside femtosecond enhancement cavities," Opt. Express 13, 1672 (2005).
[CrossRef]

M.J. Thorpe, R.J. Jones, K.D. Moll, J. Ye, and R. Lalezari, "Precise measurements of optical cavity dispersion and mirror coating properties via femtosecond combs," Opt. Express 13, 882 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Peatross, J.

Safdi, B.

M.J. Thorpe, K.D. Moll, R.J. Jones, B. Safdi, and J. Ye, "Broadband cavity ringdown spectroscopy for sensitive and rapid molecular detection," Science 311, 1595 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Thorpe, M.J.

M.J. Thorpe, K.D. Moll, R.J. Jones, B. Safdi, and J. Ye, "Broadband cavity ringdown spectroscopy for sensitive and rapid molecular detection," Science 311, 1595 (2006).
[CrossRef]

R.J. Jones, K.D. Moll, M.J. Thorpe, and J. Ye, "Phase-coherent frequency combs in the EUV via high-harmonic generation inside a femtosecond enhancement cavity," Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 193201 (2005).
[CrossRef]

M.J. Thorpe, R.J. Jones, K.D. Moll, J. Ye, and R. Lalezari, "Precise measurements of optical cavity dispersion and mirror coating properties via femtosecond combs," Opt. Express 13, 882 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Wise, F.W.

Yanovsky, V.P.

Ye, J.

M.J. Thorpe, K.D. Moll, R.J. Jones, B. Safdi, and J. Ye, "Broadband cavity ringdown spectroscopy for sensitive and rapid molecular detection," Science 311, 1595 (2006).
[CrossRef]

R.J. Jones, K.D. Moll, M.J. Thorpe, and J. Ye, "Phase-coherent frequency combs in the EUV via high-harmonic generation inside a femtosecond enhancement cavity," Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 193201 (2005).
[CrossRef]

M.J. Thorpe, R.J. Jones, K.D. Moll, J. Ye, and R. Lalezari, "Precise measurements of optical cavity dispersion and mirror coating properties via femtosecond combs," Opt. Express 13, 882 (2005).
[CrossRef]

K.D. Moll, R.J. Jones and J. Ye, "Nonlinear dynamics inside femtosecond enhancement cavities," Opt. Express 13, 1672 (2005).
[CrossRef]

R.J. Jones and J. Ye, "High-repetition-rate coherent femtosecond pulse amplification with an external passive optical cavity," Opt. Lett. 29, 2812 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Zaretsky, D.F.

S.V. Fomichev, P. Breger, B. Carre, P. Agostini, and D.F. Zaretsky, "Non-collinear high-harmonic generation," Laser Phys. 12, 383 (2002).

Appl. Phys. B (1)

S.V. Fomichev, P. Breger, and P. Agostini, "Far-field distribution of third-harmonic generation by two crossed beams," Appl. Phys. B 76, 621 (2003).

Laser Phys. (1)

S.V. Fomichev, P. Breger, B. Carre, P. Agostini, and D.F. Zaretsky, "Non-collinear high-harmonic generation," Laser Phys. 12, 383 (2002).

Nature (1)

C. Gohle,  et al., "A frequency comb in the extreme ultraviolet," Nature 436, 234 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (4)

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

R.J. Jones, K.D. Moll, M.J. Thorpe, and J. Ye, "Phase-coherent frequency combs in the EUV via high-harmonic generation inside a femtosecond enhancement cavity," Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 193201 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Science (1)

M.J. Thorpe, K.D. Moll, R.J. Jones, B. Safdi, and J. Ye, "Broadband cavity ringdown spectroscopy for sensitive and rapid molecular detection," Science 311, 1595 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Other (3)

A. Siegman, Lasers, (University Science Books, Sausalito, California, 1986).

G.B. Arfken and H.J. Weber, Mathematical methods for physicists, 4th ed., (Academic, San Diego, California, 1995).

E.W. Weisstein,"Generalized Hypergeometric Function." (MathWorld - A Wolfram Web Resource, 2006), http://mathworld.wolfram.com/GeneralizedHypergeometricFunction.html

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