Multiple-harmonic conversion of 1064 nm radiation in rare gases

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The authors report the observation of very-high-order odd harmonics of Nd:YAG laser radiation in rare gases at an intensity of about 1013 W cm-2. Harmonic light as high as the 33rd harmonic in the XUV range (32.2 nm) is generated in argon. The key point is that the harmonic intensity falls slowly beyond the fifth harmonic as the order increases. Finally, a UV continuum, beginning at 350 nm and extending down towards the short wavelength region is apparent in xenon.


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  • Saclay Nuclear Research Centre (CEA Saclay)
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  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
Original languageEnglish
Article number001
Pages (from-to)L31-L35
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1988 Dec 1
Publication categoryResearch
Externally publishedYes