Abstract

The force due to the transverse magnetic field of a laser beam drives an electron in the direction of laser propagation, thereby impeding the recollision mechanism for high-order harmonic generation. The longitudinal electric field component of a tightly focused Gaussian beam can sufficiently counteract the magnetic force to enhance the harmonic yield substantially. For tight focusing and a laser intensity of 1018Wcm2, it can raise the harmonic yield by several orders of magnitude.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
More Like This
Adaptive correction of a tightly focused, high-intensity laser beam by use of a third-harmonic signal generated at an interface

T. A. Planchon, W. Amir, J. J. Field, C. G. Durfee, J. A. Squier, P. Rousseau, O. Albert, and G. Mourou
Opt. Lett. 31(14) 2214-2216 (2006)

Spatio-spectral structures in high harmonic generation driven by tightly focused high repetition rate lasers

Aura Inés Gonzalez, Gaëtan Jargot, Philippe Rigaud, Loïc Lavenu, Florent Guichard, Antoine Comby, Thierry Auguste, Olivier Sublemontier, Michel Bougeard, Yoann Zaouter, Patrick Georges, Marc Hanna, and Thierry Ruchon
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 35(4) A6-A14 (2018)

Development of high-throughput, high-damage-threshold beam separator for13 nm high-order harmonics

Yutaka Nagata, Yasuo Nabekawa, and Katsumi Midorikawa
Opt. Lett. 31(9) 1316-1318 (2006)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (3)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (7)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription