publication . Article . 1991

Theoretical aspects of intense field harmonic generation

Anne L'Huillier; Kenneth J. Schafer; Kenneth C. Kulander;
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  • Published: 14 Aug 1991 Journal: Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, volume 24, pages 3,315-3,341 (issn: 0953-4075, eissn: 1361-6455, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: IOP Publishing
Abstract
The authors present theoretical studies of high-order harmonic generation in a rare-gas medium. The experimental results obtained at Saclay with a 1064 nm Nd-YAG laser in the 1013 W cm-2 intensity range are summarized. The harmonic emission strengths, first decrease rather steeply for the first orders, then form a long plateau up to the 21st harmonic in xenon, or up to the 33rd harmonic in argon, before decreasing again rather abruptly. The theoretical description of these experiments consists first in the calculation of the photoemission spectra emitted by a single atom. The spectra are obtained by numerically integrating a time dependent Schrodinger equation f...
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free text keywords: Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics, Condensed Matter Physics, Surface second harmonic generation, Harmonic, Computational physics, Physics, Nonlinear optics, Harmonics, Quantum mechanics, Schrödinger equation, symbols.namesake, symbols, Xenon, chemistry.chemical_element, chemistry, High harmonic generation, Noble gas
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