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- Controlling high harmonics generation by spatial shaping of high-energy femtosecond beam
- Dubrouil, A.; Mairesse, Y.; Fabre, B.; Descamps, D.; Petit, S.; Mevel, E.; Constant, E.
- We demonstrate controlled high-order harmonic generation in gas using high-energy femtosecond pulses (50 fs. - 50 mJ on target) by performing spatial shaping of the terrawatt fundamental laser beam. We have developed a two optical paths mirror that can withstand high power and shape the pump beam into a quasi-flat-top profile (super Gaussian) near focus. We observe clear signatures of the spatial shaping on the harmonic beam in terms of profile, divergence, level of signal, and spectrum. The harmonic generation in neon with a quasi-flat-top beam results in a broadband extreme UV beam with extremely low divergence (~340 μrad).
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Optics Letters, Vol. 36, no. 13 (Jul 2011), pp. 2486-2488
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- FOR Code(s)
- 0205 Optical Physics; 0206 Quantum Physics; 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Electromagnetic pulse; Extreme UV; Femtosecond beams; Gaussian beams; Harmonic beams; Harmonic analysis; Harmonic generation; High harmonics; High order harmonic generation; High-power; Low divergence; Neon; Optical path; Pump beams; Super-Gaussian
- Optical Society of America
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- Copyright © 2011 Optical Society of America.
- Peer reviewed