Phase Matching and Quasi-Phase Matching of Extreme High-Order Harmonic Generation

Tenio Popmintchev*, Ming Chang Chen, Oren Cohen, Margaret M. Murnane, Henry C. Kapteyn

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We present new schemes for phase matching and quasi-phase matching extreme high-order harmonic generation. Using longer wavelength driving light at 1.3 ìm, we extend full phase matching of high harmonic generation in argon and neon to 100 and 200 eV respectively, well beyond the phase-matching limit for 0.8 ìm. Also, we show that multiple weak quasi-CW waves can induce phase modulated structures in the high-harmonic generation process that can be used for highly efficient quasi-phase matching.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringer Series in Chemical Physics
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameSpringer Series in Chemical Physics
ISSN (Print)0172-6218


  • Driving Laser
  • High Harmonic Generation
  • Ionization Level
  • Phase Match
  • Phase Mismatch


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